East End Cooperative Ministry Kicks Off Online Voting Today for Aetna Voices of Health Competition

East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM) announced today that it is a finalist in Aetna’s 2019 Voices of Health, a competition and celebration of grassroots non-profit organizations across the country that are working to address social determinants of health in their communities. Online voting will be available to the public between September 9 – October 13 at www.aetnavoicesofhealth.com.

All organizations participating in this year’s Voices of Health competition, including EECM, were selected in April, during a public nomination period.

Aetna will award $20,000 to the organization that receives the most online votes in its market. Participating markets include: Atlanta; Central Pennsylvania; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Detroit; Fresno, CA; Houston; Inland Empire, CA; Jacksonville, FL; King County, WA; Los Angeles; Louisville, KY; New York City; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Santa Clara, CA; South Florida; and Tacoma, WA.

Carole Bailey, EECM President and CEO comments, “EECM’s public nomination for this award is reaffirmation of the value we know that the community sees in the work we do—we hear it every day from our clients, community partners, neighbors and more.  We are known for the highly personal approach we take with every individual who comes through our doors. Respect, hope and dignity are at the core of what we care about.”

Campaigning for Votes

The Aetna “Voices of Health” website will feature a one-minute video from each organization describing how the prize money would help it further its mission. Organizations will be able to advocate for votes in different ways, including sharing their videos through social media and other communication channels.  An individual may vote every day between September 9 – October 13.

To learn more about Voices of Health or to vote, visit http://www.aetnavoicesofhealth.com/.