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KevinMD: Why working at polling locations is good public health

By Rob Palmer, Isaac Freedman, and Josh Hyman

As health care workers, our care for our patients extends beyond the walls of the hospital and the clinic and into the everyday, whether it’s encouraging patients to use seatbelts or to wear bike helmets. When it comes to voting in the upcoming general election, the logic is no different: as poll workers, we can use our medical expertise and health to help our patients and communities be as safe as possible when we exercise our constitutional right to vote. Let’s rise to the occasion on Election Day to protect our patients and the integrity of our democracy.(Full article)

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