Policy and Systems Change
As community health workers, we know our work is more effective when we do it together. This means bringing together a wide variety of people and stakeholders, from teachers and community members to business owners and elected officials. Engaging policy makers in our conversations around community and public health can be difficult, which is why we offer specialized trainings to build skills in talking with elected officials and understanding policy change. Below are examples of the trainings we offer, and we are happy to work with you to develop a training that meets your needs.
Implementing a Health in All Policies Approach
In this training, participants will receive a basic framework for Health in All Policies, including the seven strategies for implementing HiAP. Participants will:
- Learn the key elements of a Health in All Policies framework and the roles of non-health sectors in the devlopment of HiAP.
- Explore how partners in various sectors can collaborate to create policy or systems change.
- Examine their role to help make change happen at the local level.
Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing: Why and How to Adopt a Building-Wide Policy
This training provides the tools needed to advocate for and implement smoke-free housing policies, which protects nonsmokers from seconhand smoke exposure and helps property owners and management companies save money. Participants will:
- Learn why this policy is beneficial to property owners and renters.
- Learn the dangers of secondhand smoke.
- Gain tools to advocate for the elimination of indoor smoking in residential spaces.