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Florence Morestin

Webinar - Sharing Knowledge with the Advisors of Policy Makers - A Couple of Myths, a Couple of Tips
This webinar, presented by the NCCHPP's Florence Morestin, focused on the advisors of policy makers: who are they, and why and how can they be approached when one wants public health knowledge to be considered during public policy development? This webinar took place on December 13, 2016.
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Who processes the knowledge that feeds into public policy development? Staff in ministerial departments, in municipal governments, in legislative assemblies. Thus, each of these professionals is, in his or her own way, an advisor to one or more policy makers. If you wish to promote public health knowledge in government settings, you will come across such advisors. What do you know about them?

In this webinar, we offered insights into who these advisors of policy makers are and why and how to approach them. In doing so, we dispelled a few myths and shared a few tips. We focused on what advisors themselves, or the people who rub shoulders with them, have to say on these topics—we have collected their comments in two ways: through reviewing the literature on the role advisors play in various government settings with regard to scientific knowledge, and through interviews with a few municipal officers from different cities and towns in Canada.

By the end of this webinar, participants were able to:

  • Distinguish between various types of advisors of policy makers;
  • Assess how relevant it might be to approach these advisors;
  • Refine their strategies for interacting with advisors, based on the advice that advisors shared with us and on lessons drawn from the literature.

Sharing Knowledge with the Advisors of Policy Makers -
A Couple of Myths, a Couple of Tips

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