Tips for Communicating with Policymakers from Burness Communications
Burness Communications provides guidance for contacting and meeting with policymakers.
Tips for Communicating with Policymakers from AcademyHealth
This AcademyHealth handout offers practitioners suggestions on how to connect with policy makers.
Congress.gov is a source for information and updates on congressional activities; it includes proposed and active legislation, committee reports, as well as Members of Congress voting records.
The Prevention Institute’s Media Advocacy Toolkit
This Prevention Institute toolkit comprises strategies for "making the case" for community prevention through comprehensive media coverage. It describes how to use the media to highlight key information, misconceptions, solutions, personal stories, local context, and benefits related to prevention efforts.
The Prevention Institute: Collaboration Multiplier
The Prevention Institute Collaboration Multiplier is a framework and tool designed to help collaborations determine jointly beneficial approaches based on strengths, objectives, and strategies across involved organizations. A “Collaboration Multiplier Analysis” worksheet is provided.
The Hennery J. Kaiser Family Foundation
The Kaiser Family Foundation is a source for information, news, and analysis regarding national health issues, as well as the role of the United States in global health policy.
The Community Toolbox: Influence Policy Development
The Community Toolbox provides guidance and examples to support organizations and communities in influencing policy.
How to Conduct a Stakeholder Analysis
The Stakeholdermap.com guide for stakeholder management includes templates and instructions for analyzing stakeholders by influence and interest.
3 Steps for Conducting a Stakeholder Analysis
Mind Tools explains stakeholder analysis as a component of stakeholder management. It outlines three steps for conducting stakeholder analysis and provides a stakeholder prioritization template to facilitate the process.
National Conference of State Legislators
The National Conference of State Legislatures supports state legislatures by providing research, news, and other resources in a variety of policy areas. The website includes databases for tracking bills and retrieving information from state websites by content area, as well as a national policy magazine.