Your Role in Advancing Evidence-Informed, Behavioral Health Policymaking

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 08:00 AM until 09:00 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Support Website
Cost Range
Funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Host And Instructor

NW Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
Sarah Walker, PhD, and Jennifer Piel, MD, JD
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Training Overview Description

In this one-hour webinar, research and policy communication experts, Sarah Walker, PhD, and Jennifer Piel, MD, JD, will be sharing scholarly perspectives and their personal experiences of working in the 'research to policy' process, including how to gauge and utilize policymakers' interests, and the research to date on tested models of evidence-informed policymaking.

Event-specific Details

They will discuss the importance of intentionally building relationships to create change at local, state, and national levels, and how to better find and speak to important audiences for effective dissemination of results and findings to increase reach and impact of your work.


  • Learn the most common ways research is used and research use is facilitated in policymaking
  • Hear strategies for how to partner and tailor research to increase the likelihood that it will be used by policymakers
  • Be able to craft the first steps for moving research forward for public health impact

This is the second of a three-part webinar series related to forensic mental health. Participants interested in this topic are encouraged to attend the series, but each presentation can be viewed independently and participation in one is not dependent on participation in other lectures in the series.