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Center for Health Justice Comments on Healthy People 2030 New Proposed Objective on Voting

Dec. 2, 2022

On December 2, the AAMC Center for Health Justice responded to a request for information from the  Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion on its new proposed objective to increase voter engagement through its Healthy People 2030 initiative. In addition to its prior resources on civic engagement and support for Healthy People 2030, the center recommended that the HHS consider the structural factors that influence citizens' decision to vote or not vote, identify current and historical barriers such as felony disenfranchisement laws, consider the role of trust-building in voter engagement, and include other community resources and feedback in its processes.