Health & Democracy Index

About the Health and Democracy Index

The Health and Democracy Index was developed through the Healthy Democracy, Healthy People initiative, a nonpartisan coalition of major public health and civic engagement groups working to advance civic participation and public health.

The Health and Democracy Index presents a wide range of health indicators and correlates these indicators to voting policies using the Cost of Voting Index. It's designed to provide a shared health equity analysis of voting policy and serve as a tool to strengthen civic and voter participation. The Health and Democracy Index was developed through the Healthy Democracy, Healthy People initiative, in consultation with the following individuals. We deeply appreciate their expertise on this project.

Lead Author
Dawn Hunter, JD, MPH, Network for Public Health Law.

Jerome Dominic Amurao, MPH candidate at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Contributing Authors
Jeanne Ayers, RN MPH, Health Democracy, Healthy People
Jessica Barba Brown, Health Democracy, Healthy People

Review Committee
Oxiris Barbot, MD, The JPB Foundation
Aliya Bhatia, COO, Vot-ER
Sari Bilick, Human Impact Partners
Edward Ehlinger, MD, MSPH
Jonathan Heller, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
Anna Hing, MPH, Fielding School of Public Healthy, University of California, Los Angeles
Sheri Johnson, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
Chrissie Juliano, MPP, Big Cities Health Coalition
Paul Kuehnert, DNP, RN, FAAN, Public Health Accreditation Board
Vincent Lafronza, Ed.D., M.S., President and CEO, National Network of Public Health Institutes
Adam Lustig, MS, Senior Policy Development Manager, Trust for America's Health
Tony Mazzaschi, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
Susan Polan, Associate Executive Director for Public Affairs and Advocacy, American Public Health Association
Jamila Porter, DrPH, MPH, Senior Advisor for Program and Strategy, de Beaumont Foundation
Sara Rogers, Network for Public Health Law
Sandy Stibitz, Program Associate, National Network of Public Health Institutes
Drew Wallace, Manager, Communications & Advocacy, America College of Preventative Medicine

Design and Editing
Aaron Huertas
Asher Kolieboi, Center for Civic Design
Kyle Stoneman