InCHIP Workshop on Writing Policy Briefs

April 10, 2019

Making a Greater Impact: How You can Advocate for Health Policy Change

Workshop Description:
Health policy briefs are short pieces that aim to close research to policy translation gaps by providing policymakers with the evidence they need to make important health policy decisions. The purpose of this workshop is to provide attendees with the tools they need to develop and disseminate health policy briefs on timely and important public health issues. In Dr. Joanna Buscemi’s role as chair of the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Health Policy Committee (HPC), she has lead the development and dissemination of dozens of health policy briefs on important issues in public health.

During the course of the workshop, Dr. Buscemi will describe key components of health policy briefs, how health policy briefs are developed and disseminated, and how to engage endorsing organizations. She will then give attendees some hands on training in crafting their own health policy brief. Attendees will be asked to come to the workshop with an idea for a health policy brief, and Dr. Buscemi will help refine their ideas to draft an effective message and recommendations. She will close with discussion on how policy briefs are presented to legislative aides on Capitol Hill, and how the development and dissemination of the briefs are an important part of advocacy.

When: April 10th, 2019 from 9AM-12PM. Breakfast will be served.
Where: InCHIP’s Colloquium Room (room 14) on the first floor of the J.Ray Ryan Building


Joanna Buscemi, PhD


Joanna Buscemi, PhD
Assistant Professor
DePaul University
Department of Psychology

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