Civic Health Month is a nationwide celebration held each August to showcase and strengthen the relationship between health care, healthy communities, and civic participation. Vot-ER, the operating partner of Civic Health Month, is a non-partisan organization at the crossroads of health and democracy. Vot-ER partnered with more than 100 hospitals, medical schools, businesses, and civic and health organizations in their inaugural year. Civic Health Month is excited to build on this impact in 2021 and empower healthcare institutions to give their staff and patients a voice in the public policy decisions that affect their wellbeing. You can find a 2-pager about Civic Health Month and sign up to be a partner here.
We are partnering with non-profit VotER to build this capacity within the health center movement. Every CHC will receive 2 clings (removable stickers) with QR and text codes that will direct patients, staff, vendors, and supporters to a link to register to vote. We hope that you will post these clings to encourage patients and staff to participate in the democratic process. We will be having a state-by-state competition and hope you will join! Click here to see an overview of the VotER program.
There are two ways that you can get additional resources for health center:
Best Practices Resources:
The 2020 Census is a critical effort that translates directly into Community Health Center funding. It is important that we ensure all of the members of our communities are counted this year.
The California Primary Care Association (CPCA) has engaged in multiple virtual efforts to promote census completion during COVID-19. CPCA has developed the following resources. Check them out to guide your Census awareness-building efforts: