IHPI’s Policy Engagement & External Relations (PEER) assists IHPI members who seek to have a greater impact on health policy and health care delivery through their research.
Policy Engagement & External Relations Support for Members
We help our members’ work reach the right policy audiences, inform health policy debates, and have more impact on policy and practice. We provide IHPI members with tools, training, and advice, through one-on-one consultations, office hours, and workshops.
Specifically, we can:
- Develop individualized and targeted dissemination plans and outreach for IHPI researchers
- Identify policy stakeholders and partners that may be interested in your research
- Highlight findings and insights in the monthly IHPI Informs external newsletter which is distributed to more than 800 recipients, including reporters, policymakers, think tanks, associations and professional societies, among others
- Provide advice and facilitate nominations to advisory committees
- Assist you in matching your expertise with opportunities at forums, briefings, and other events
- Discuss policy-oriented opportunities such as fellowships, federal, state, and local advisory committees, etc.
- Provide advice about visits with policymakers, agency officials, and stakeholders
- Strategize about how to become more policy engaged and focus on policy relevant topics
- Provide workshops and training on policy engagement
- Help you “translate” your work, crystallize your message and insights, and develop one pagers, issue briefs, visual abstracts, and other products (a joint effort with IHPI Communications)
IHPI resources include:
- Guide to commenting on federal regulations
- Guide to creating a one-pager
- General guidelines for communicating with policymakers
- IHPI Briefs
- Campaigning for or against a candidate or ballot initiative - U-M guidelines for faculty and employees
- IHPI Policy Sprints - support for projects intended to provide policymakers with timely and rigorous evidence to inform ongoing decision-making
IHPI also sponsors an annual Impact Accelerator Award designed to recognize and share the work of its researchers who have had significant policy impact.