Democracy and Power: Why Voting Matters For Our Health

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Recorded On: 10/25/2022

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In this on-demand webinar, participants will be able to 

  • Describe how health, health equity and inclusive democracy are connected. (5.1.1)
  • Introduce the Healthy Democracy Healthy People (HDHP) Initiative and provide an overview of Health & Democracy Index. (5.2.5)
  • Identify 3 practices HDHP is using to build power to advance health equity. (5.2.1)
  • Describe actions we can take collectively to strengthen civic and voter participation. (5.3.2)

Jodi Brookins-Fisher, PhD, FESG, MCHES® (Moderator)

Central Michigan University

School of Health Sciences

Dr. Jodi Brookins-Fisher is the Division Director and Professor in the Division of Public Health, School of Health Sciences at Central Michigan University. She is currently the SOPHE Advocacy Committee co-chair and has served as the President of Eta Sigma Gamma. She is currently the Chapter Sponsor of Eta Chapter at CMU. She is a passionate human rights activist and believes strongly in equity for all groups when it comes to access and affordable health care. Additionally, she feels that advocacy within the Health Education profession should be at the forefront of our current and future endeavors.

Jeanne Ayers, RN, MPH


Healthy Democracy Healthy People,

Jeanne Ayers, R.N. MPH, leads Healthy Democracy Healthy People,  a coalition of 11 public health organizations committed to advancing health and racial equity by strengthening civic and voter participation and ensuring access to the ballot for all eligible voters.  

Gnora Gumanow, MPH

Partnerships Director

Healthy Democracy Health People (HDHP)

Gnora Gumanow, MPH, is the Healthy Democracy Health People (HDHP) Partnerships Director. She built grassroots movements for access to health care and democracy reform before pursuing her graduate degree at the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health. 

Patrick Stieg, MS, CHES

Certified Health Education Specialist

Certified Health Education Specialist with 37 years of professional experience as a practitioner in public health education, health promotion, and policy development.  This includes 19 years at state and county public health departments, 12 years at a voluntary health organization at both the national and state levels, and 6 years at a health plan.


Recorded 10/25/2022
Recorded 10/25/2022
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1.00 Entry-level CECH, CPH credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 Entry-level CECH, CPH credit  |  Certificate available