The U.S. Policy Communication Training Program builds on PRB’s 40-year legacy of training researchers to bridge the gap between research findings and the policy development process. While research often has profound practical implications, it must be communicated effectively to a variety of nontechnical audiences to influence policy and programmatic change. The U.S. Policy Communication Training Program prepares researchers to influence policy and practice through effective communication.
Through the U.S. Policy Communication Training Program, participants will:
- Understand the process by which research informs the policy environment.
- Learn various ways to communicate findings to U.S. and international policy audiences.
- Improve their ability to communicate in written and verbal formats.
Core training sessions cover the research to policy gap, communication strategies to link research to policy, writing for policy and nontechnical audiences, and effective content for and delivery of presentations. Training sessions may be either in-person or remote, depending on 2021 COVID-19 guidelines.
This program is made possible by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
For more information and to apply: https://www.prb.org/work-with-us/fellowships/u-s-policy-communication-training-program/