The link between nursing, voting, and health equity and outcomes might not seem obvious, but for the health professionals who have campaigned, served and ushered in meaningful legislation, the relationship is a natural one. When individuals and communities vote, they influence policy decisions that have a big effect on their health.
Celebrated every September since 2012, National Voter Registration Day has quickly gained momentum with more than 5 million Americans registered to vote through the coordinated volunteer efforts of media, civic groups, and yes, health care providers and organizations.
In recognition of the vital link between health and voting and a reminder to verify your voter registration and help others to do the same, we’re having another listen to an earlier episode with public health nurse and Delaware Lt Governor Bethany Hall-Long, where we discover how clinical practice, nursing expertise and research, and voting are critical drivers of influencing, passing, and enacting legislation to keep citizens, our environment, and our economy healthy.
Find this episode’s resources below and earn free CNE credits by listening to curated podcast bundles via the American Nurses Association website.
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