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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

Welcome to MPHA's Voting and Public Health resource page. As a 501(c)3 independent public health association, we are happy to share information that aligns with our member-supported priorities, including our Voter Registration and Participation Resolution, Policy & Advocacy and Health Equity Committee work.

For more information or to join us in this work email the Health Equity Committee or Policy & Advocacy Committee.

What You Can Do

Adopt policies and position statements in your professional, academic, and community organizations to promote civic and voter participation.

Serve as election workers and support organizational policies to encourage co-workers to serve as election workers.

Build political will for inclusive civic and voting policies by conducting and sharing research on health and voting (e.g., Health & Democracy Index).

Engage your elected representatives between elections.

Promote inclusive opportunities to register and vote including restoration of voting rights for citizens with past criminal convictions.

Incorporate voter education into your everyday practice using tools such as the Healthy Voting Guides.

Upcoming Events

Join us on August 15, 2024 to learn about the relationship between voting and community health and the We Will Vote Minnesota initiative, designed to improve population health by strengthening civic and voter participation across the health sector.

The event will feature speakers including Secretary of State Steve Simon, Sarah Caflisch of Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota, Catherine Harrison from Minnesota Public Health Association, and more leading health professionals! The University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs' Dean Nisha Botchwey will moderate the panel. 

This will be a hybrid event. We hope to see you in person!

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Resources

Testimony Example

MPHA Member in action! Testimony on the MN SF3 Democracy for the People Act.

Partner Resources

Minnesota Secretary of State Office

The MN Secretary of State has many valuable resources to help MN voters cast their ballots! Factsheets, videos, and tools to register and track your vote are available in multiple languages. Click on any of the links below and find a drop-down menu that allows you to use these tools in 11 different languages: Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, Oromo, Lao, Khmer, Amharic, and English

APHA Vote for Health Page

APHA’s Vote for Health campaign seeks to simplify the voting process for the public and shine a light on the impact voting has on our health. This page has curated a collection of resources for your assistance.

Healthy Democracy, Healthy People

We Choose Us

Additional:

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


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