Your Health is On The Ballot!
If we are going to improve the health of ourselves, our families, and our community, elections are one important opportunity to vote for the issues that will improve our health. Clean air and water, safe neighborhoods, education, access to green spaces and affordable medication: all of these issues affect our health, and they are on the ballot through the candidates and issues you vote on. Your health is on the ballot!
Why Your Vote Matters
The 2024 election is critical for the health of our community. Health care delivery only accounts for approximately 10–20% of the modifiable contributors affecting an individual’s health, well-being, and longevity. The other 80–90% are referred to as social determinants of health. The National Academy of Medicine and World Health Organization defines social determinants of health as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources at global, national, and local levels.” Hundreds of races from local city councils to the US House of Representatives will help determine whether our community has access to services and resources that will help close or widen the gap in health disparities in our community.
The My Vote. My Health.™ initiative is dedicated to increasing the participation of Latino voters in California with an emphasis on our six target regions– Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Sonoma, Fresno, and San Jose– to play a key role in this election cycle by ensuring that both patients and the communities surrounding our clinics, whom we serve, are engaged in the process and empowered to turn out to vote both during the primary and general election cycle.
You can join our My Vote. My Health.™ efforts of ensuring that our communities have a voice this election by volunteering to help get out the vote in our target regions.
The My Vote. My Health. Coalition has educated low-propensity voters across California
Learn more about our member clinics below.