Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director February 17, 2012 at 1:49 PM
Simply put, people who have a voice–whether in the exam room, in the voting booth, or in civic and community life–tend to be healthier. And the more voices there are, the healthier our democracy becomes. This is Rx: Democracy.
The NPA is committed to advancing the civic engagement of physicians and patients through leadership development, coalition building, and voter education.
The NPA is a founding member of Rx Democracy, a national nonpartisan network of more than 18 national and regional groups representing America’s best clinicians, health professionals and students. Together with concerned citizens’ groups, this network helps patients and those who care for them to have a voice in their health care and their community. We partner with civic organizations to provide opportunities for nonpartisan voter and civic engagement in health care settings and beyond.
If you believe that voting and civic participation are healthy activities, join our Rx: Democracy network to make sure everyone has the tools and information they need for a healthy democracy.