Civic health is the ability to participate in one’s community and be involved in the decision-making process.
From voting and advocacy to mentoring and volunteering, civic health is the cornerstone of our democracy.
However, some places face more structural barriers to civic health which threatens democracy.
Structural barriers are policies and practices that create or maintain unfair and unjust outcomes and they also threaten health equity.
We need policies and practices to improve civic space and foster shared decision-making so that all people have the opportunity to meaningfully shape the decision that affect their communities.
A new report from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps explains how civic health is connected to health equity and how to nurture civic health.
Let’s use #SaludTues on June 6, 2023, to tweet about why and how to nurture civic health.
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Why and How to Nurture Civic Health”
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET Tuesday, June 6, 2023
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (@CHRankings)
- OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #healthequity #civichealth
We’ll open the floor to science, your experiences and stories, and best practices as we explore:
- Civic health, including civic participation and civic infrastructure
- How civic health is connected to health equity
- How we can nurture civic health to make progress towards health equity
Use #SaludTues to follow the conversation and share the latest in trauma-informed care.
#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludAmerica, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health, San Antonio.
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