It is important to understand the policy process for your organization of interest. Ask yourself the following questions about the policy:
When considering policy initiatives, look to the following resources for ideas:
Newspapers and Media outlets
Find a topic of interest, and let that guide you to a policy.
Health Institutes are tuned into the political landscape. They have pre-existing networks that respond to and drive policy. These are good places to look for policies and background information.
Health Institute vs. Health Foundation
Think Tanks are institutes that conduct research and advocacy on specific topics, like social policy and health care. Think tanks matter because they influence policy in a variety of ways including testifying before Congress, media appearances, and funded research projects. Visit a think tank's website to get ideas about policy issues on the forefront.
Always read the "About" section to determine whether a particular Think Tank will be a good resource. Transparency is key. Determine whether the Think Tank discloses: