State of Rhode Island
Department of Health
Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to make that difference. Civic engagement improves health by building social capital or networks of relationships among people. Civic engagement, such as volunteering, helps individuals develop a sense of purpose. more
To assess Rhode Island's progress towards advancing health equity, as part of the Rhode Island Health Equity Measures.
|Measure||Percentage of registered voters participating in the most recent presidential election|
|Data Source||Rhode Island Board of Elections|
|What this measure means||This measure represents the percentage of registered voters who participated in the most recent presidential election, by municipality. A lower percent of participating voters serves as a measure of lower civic engagement.The data are available in the RI Board of Elections voter turnout report.|
Data Source: Rhode Island Board of Elections