This session was hosted on Monday, August 10, 2020, and was the sixth session in ACU’s Policy & Practice Series.

This August, the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is joining the nonprofit VotER, 50 partner organizations, and 11,000 health care providers in launching the first national, nonpartisan Civic Health Month to celebrate and bring attention to healthcare institutions and providers helping their patients get ready to vote. As part of that initiative, we are highlighting a new service from VotER to empower patients to vote safely in upcoming elections: the Healthy Democracy Kit.

To help create a better healthcare system by empowering those most hurt by the system to vote, VotER has created this new kit featuring badgebackers and lanyards that allows patients to easily use their own phone to register to vote or request a mail-in ballot to vote from home. This kit walks patients through either process in 90 seconds or less while providers go on to see their next clients. As providers, it is critical that we advocate for our patients—and in an election held during a pandemic, that means making it safe and healthy for them to register and cast their vote. This webinar will familiarize providers with their kits or introduce them to the platform for the first time so they can better assist their patients.

Note: In order to make the most of this presentation, we encourage providers to order their free Health Democracy Kit in advance. Sign up for an individual kit or sign up for institutional kits. An introductory video is also available.

Presenter:

  • Alister Francois Martin, M.D., Executive Director of VotER and Faculty at Center for Social Justice and Health Equity Massachusetts General Hospital

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