Democratic participation relies on human health. People whose activities are constrained by illness or disability—and don’t have access to the care or support they need—are likely to be silenced or marginalized in public processes. Public Agenda supports efforts to ensure that health policies and institutions are driven by the voices of all Americans.

Through research and engagement with health professionals and advocates, Public Agenda sheds light on the interplay between democracy and health and informs practical projects aimed at developing systems, policies, and institutions that promote equal dignity for all.

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