About Us

Mission Statement

My Vote. My Health. ™ is a campaign launched by AltaMed Health Services in 2018 to mobilize Community Health Center (CHC) patients, staff, providers, and communities served by CHC’s in California to address the social and political determinants of health. Under the leadership of AltaMed and the California Primary Care Association, this Integrated Civic Engagement Model (ICEM) expansion seeks to create CHC civic engagement hubs throughout California by linking community healthcare providers and local civic engagement organizations to help increase civic participation and build power in some of the most underserved and under-resourced communities in the state, in hopes of building transformational change that will lead to improved quality of life and closing the gaps on healthcare disparities.

Learn more about the importance and connection between civic engagement, voter engagement and social determinants of health:

    • Health and Democracy Index – When communities vote they influence policy decisions that have a big effect on their health. This analysis compares 12 public health indicators and voter turnout to the restrictiveness of voting policies in each state.
    • Vot-ER – Vot-ER integrates voter registration into the healthcare delivery system. Vot-ER is founded on a core belief that empowered voices and full participation in the democratic process lead to positive health outcomes.
    • Join National CIvic Health Month in August – We aim to make voting and civic participation accessible to all — particularly those underserved by the healthcare system. Civic Health Month is a nationwide celebration held each August to showcase the strengthening relationship between health care, healthy communities, and civic participation.
    • AltaMed is a proud member of the National Civic Health Alliance – As a collective, CHA works at the intersection of medicine, public service, entrepreneurship, health policy, population health and community organizing to help transform American health care delivery and achieve true health equity, across our nation’s diverse communities.