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Boost efforts to advocate for solutions informed by evidence

Implementation Progress

Boost our efforts to communicate the impact of our research and advocate for evidence-informed solutions that will make a difference.

VISION

We will boost our efforts to communicate the impact of our research and advocate for evidence-informed solutions that will make a difference. We will invest in the Center for Public Health Advocacy and the Office of Communications to engage communications and marketing experts to help faculty, staff, and community partners prepare and disseminate information in accessible, nonacademic formats useful to the public and policy- makers, broaden communications and advocacy training for faculty, students, staff, and alumni, with an emphasis on building skills in “narrative public health” strategies, and to lead innovations in advocacy research. We will support faculty-student awards to develop narratives that promote the value of specific public health strategies, with an emphasis on justifying the investment in taking the strategy to scale. We will enhance opportunities for law students and lawyers to engage in public health policy education, research, and practice. And in collaboration with the University’s Office of Government Relations, we will proactively identify legislation that is of major relevance to the public health agenda so that the School can respond.

Current Activities

  • Conducting search for the inaugural Sommer-Klag Decanal Professorship of the Practice in Public Health Advocacy

Accomplishments

  • In partnership with the Center for Public Health Advocacy, delivered ongoing Distinguished Speaker seminar series featuring leaders in public health practice and advocacy
  • In partnership with the Center for Public Health Advocacy, launched the first Certificate in Public Health Advocacy, created to equip future leaders with a strong foundation for translating evidence and program innovations into policy solutions
  • Established work group to explore opportunities to host public health advocacy activities and initiatives at the former Newseum site in Washington, D.C.
  • Established a network of active, accomplished faculty members who are on the frontlines of today’s most urgent public health policy debates
  • Capitalized on our platform to provide a public health perspective on timely issues through open letters, white papers, and social media placement

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