New ‘Top Docs’ highlights effort to encourage HC sites to register voters

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses VotER, which is a non-partisan and non-profit organization that encourages health care facilities to register health care workers, patients, and members of the community to vote. It features Alister Martin, M.D., a practicing emergency physician, a former chief resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a faculty member of Harvard Medical School’s Center for Social Justice and Health Equity.

Dr. Martin discusses…

– VotER’s history, mission and goals
– How physicians and patients have responded to the program
– How COVID-19 has affected the election process
– The connection between voting and one’s health
– The difference between social and structural health determinants
– How physicians can respond to patients who have questions about political candidates
– VotER’s plans for the future

Between downloads and live listeners, ‘Top Docs’ has now reached nearly 1.8 million listeners and viewers – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. MAG has won four awards for the show, including an American Association of Medical Society Executives Profiles of Excellence Award, an American Society of Association Executives Silver Award, and two Health Information Resource Center Digital Health Awards.

‘Top Docs’ is supported with a grant from Alliant Health Solutions in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO.

In addition to the video recordings that are available on Facebook, ‘Top Docs’ is available as a podcast on AppleGoogleSpotifyStitcher, and iHeart Radio.

MAG ‘Top Docs’ show on VotER with Dr. Martin

Resources

VotER website

Healthy Democracy Kit

The views of the guests who appear on ‘Top Docs’ are theirs and are not necessarily consistent with MAG’s policies or positions. Contact Tom Kornegay at tkornegay@mag.org with questions about MAG’s ‘Top Docs’ show.