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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Policy Briefs: From Plan to Action

This self-paced course is a step-by-step guide for helping you organize your thinking, strategize and communicate about action items, and propose changes in policies that affect your community.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the key components of a policy brief.
  • Recognize public health situations in which a policy brief is appropriate.
  • Describe the benefits of using a policy brief process.
  • Apply a process to write your own policy briefs.

Intended Audience

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; public health students

Instructor

Susan Allan, MD, JD, MPH

Duration

This course will take one hour to complete.

Format

This course consists of text, video, and activities. Watch a preview.

Accessibility

This training is being delivered in a 508-compliant interface. During development of this training, we attempted to make the content accessible to individuals using screen readers. If you encounter trouble accessing the instructional materials by screen reader, or need any other accommodations in order to access the instructional materials, please contact NWCPHP, and we will do our best to make sure the content is accessible to you.

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Date: 
July 21, 2020
Topics: 
Law and Policy & Ethics
Format: 
Online Course
Duration: 
1 hour
Cost: 
Free
Competency Domains: 
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills