Policy & advocacy tools

Featured training materials

  • Creating Opportunities for Healthy Communities, free online, self-study course about policy, system, and environmental change. Developed by the Ohio State University College of Public Health and the Ohio Department of Health. Click Here for more information.
  • Ohio Policymaking Basics, free online, self-study course that introduces participants to the process, structure, actions and decision-making bodies related to policy in Ohio. Developed by the Ohio State University College of Public Health and HPIO. Click Here for more information.

Ohio Wellness & Prevention Network fact sheets

HPIO prevention resources

Advocacy tools

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Understanding Lobbying Restrictions
(free publications)

For nonprofit organizations

For organizations receiving federal funding

Advocacy “How To” Guides (free publications)

Advocacy “How To” Training and Technical Assistance

Communications and Message Framing Tools (free publications)

Policy Change Templates and Tools (free publications and templates)

Local and State Policy Databases (examples of health-related policies)

Understanding Policy Change for Health

Ohio Government Basics