The way in which various societal actors – experts, researchers, policy makers, practitioners in the field, citizens or groups affected by an issue, etc. – exchange knowledge to inform their respective actions: this is what is meant by knowledge sharing. The challenge for public health actors who wish to see healthy public policies enacted is knowing how to make their voices heard in policy-making circles. But this also implies listening to and understanding the needs, concerns and knowledge of these policy makers, because the process must be reciprocal to be successful.
In this section, you will find resources to help you: understand how knowledge circulates during the public policy decision-making process; analyze the context within which you wish to share knowledge; develop and evaluate your knowledge-sharing strategies; and effectively use tools such as policy briefs or social media.
To consult our resources in analyzing public policies, click on the links below:
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