Minnesota Public Health Association

Since 1907, MPHA has been dedicated to creating a healthier Minnesota through effective public health practice and engaged citizens. 

Voting and Public Health Resources

Action Steps:

  • What You Can Do
    • Adopt policies and position statements in your professional, academic, and community organizations to promote civic and voter participation
    • Build political will for inclusive civic and voting policies by conducting and sharing research on health and voting (e.g., Health & Democracy Index)
    • Promote inclusive opportunities to register and vote including restoration of voting rights for citizens with past criminal convictions
    • Serve as election workers and support organizational policies to encourage co-workers to serve as election workers
    • Engage your elected representatives between elections
    • Incorporate voter education into your everyday practice using tools such as the Healthy Voting Guides

Minnesota Public Health Association (MPHA)

American Public Health Association (APHA)

MN Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE)

Healthy Democracy, Healthy People

League of Women Voters

Minnesota Secretary of State Office

Campus Vote Project

Natives Vote ’22

Metro Doctors, The Journal of the Twin Cities Medical Society. Fall 2022. Vote, Your Vote Impacts Your Health. Selected articles by MPHA Voting and Health webinar presenters:

  • Voting is a Health Issue. Edward P. Ehlinger, MD, MSPH
  • Democracy and Power: Why Voting Matters for our Health. Jeanne F Ayers, RN MPH

For more information or to join us in this work email healthequity@mpha.net or policy@mpha.net.

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