Research results are often utilized to advocate for legislative and policy change at local, state, and national levels. Advocacy groups and legislators look to current research trends and information to make decisions. This information is often presented in the form of a policy brief and outlines the rationale for choosing a particular policy alternative or course of action in a current policy debate. The common audience for a policy brief is not interested in the research/analysis procedures conducted to produce the evidence, but are interested in potential solutions based on the new evidence. Policy briefs should be just that — brief and concise—and should focus on how new evidence has implications for a particular policy.
We are hosting or attending seminars, conferences, community forums and/or health fairs are common methods for informing others about research findings.