This toolbox designed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is a compilation of resources to help organizations communicate effectively.
The Cross-sector Innovation Initiative (CSII) environmental scan highlights the roles that different sectors can play in collaboration, and discusses a continuum of collaboration and factors that facilitate or impede cross-sector collaboration. This tool was developed collaboratively by the Center for Sharing Public Health Services and PHNCI.
This presentation provides a framework for thinking about regionalization: what it is, its benefits, target audiences, and secondary audiences.
This presentation provides a framework for thinking about and then developing an effective communications plan with messages that are compelling, concise, clear and consistent.
This two-page RWJF Connect Policymaker Outreach document provides information focused on preparing for successful meetings with your state and local policymakers. State and local officials are an important audience for your work — just as important as members of Congress. You can apply many of the same principles you used with members of your congressional […]
This RWJF Connect Policymaker Outreach webinar introduces grantees to a framework for thinking about how to structure a site visit that will engage policymakers in their work. It’s great if you can get to Washington and talk to your Senator, but many grantees won’t be able to do that. What you can do is reach […]
This RWJF Connect Policymaker Outreach webinar focuses on how to engage local and even national media in ways to help you get the attention of policymakers. The media can play an important role in distributing your message, but navigating the press can be just as tricky as figuring out how to work with policymakers. This […]
This RWJF Connect Policymaker Outreach webinar helps make the most of opportunities to inform the policy process by showing how to translate findings into policy-relevant materials that maintain the integrity of the research. Available online (password: Connect): http://www.rwjf.org/connect/webinars/packaging-research.html *Permission received to provide password (4/16/2014, rw).
This RWJF Connect Policymaker Outreach webinar gives grantees a look at developing a one-page overview document of their work for policymakers. If policymakers only have time to read one page about what you do, what should they know? What makes the cut and what doesn’t? From identifying the most important messages and statistics to designing […]
This RWJF Connect Policymaker Outreach webinar focuses on finding ways to draw stakeholders together that are working in your policy space to build partnerships. Part of moving forward on any policy is not only identifying which policymakers have jurisdiction over your issue area, but also identifying which stakeholders are in your policy space. This session […]