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“The purposes of this Society are to advance the well-being of its members through the promotion of health, education, community, and civic engagement. We collaborate with similar organizations throughout Idaho to form the Idaho Medical Association.” - Proposed Purpose Statement, ACMS By-Laws under Revision
We are proud to be part of a growing coalition to promote Civic Health Month this August. This is a nonpartisan collaboration between healthcare organizations, voter registration organizations, and providers aimed at making the connection between civic engagement and healthcare. Civic Health Month showcases the ongoing civic engagement functions of organizations across the healthcare spectrum and focuses and highlights these efforts throughout the month of August.
A study of 12 states this May showed up to a 70% drop in election-cycle voter registration rates as DMVs remain closed and in-person registration events are impeded by public health guidance. Voting safely has become a major public health concern, and now more than ever before, we need to give every American a voice in shaping health policy and empower them to do so in a safe and healthy way.
Here are some ways you can get involved with this effort:
At the August Idaho Medical Group Management Association Effective Practice Management series webinar, Dan Prinzing - the executive director for Boise's Wassmuth Center for Human Rights - spoke on "What's My Civic Responsibility?" As a comprehensive human rights education center, the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights is charged with taking the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial’s message into businesses, classrooms and communities and in the process, to ask the questions that prompt a conversation about our shared humanity.