This curriculum developed by CHERISH and PennLDI is designed for health economics and health services researchers to improve their ability to translate and communicate their findings to a variety of audiences, including policymakers and the lay public. This series of five modules will help you understand how to increase the impact of your research. The modules do not need to be completed in any specific order and no module will take longer than 20 minutes to complete.
After completing these modules, you should be able to:
- Identify and reach key audiences, including policymakers and the public;
- Translate your findings into accessible products, including briefs, blogs, and op-eds;
- Improve your use of media, social media, and policy channels to disseminate your findings.
Op-Eds: In this module, you will learn about how to plan, draft, revise, and prepare an op-ed for publication
Social Media: In this module, you will learn about how to optimize your social media presence for research translation and distribution. Twitter, as the best platform for this work, will be the focus.
Blogs & Briefs: In this module, you will learn how to pitch and recast your ideas and research in the form of blogs and briefs (research, policy, issue).
Media Engagement: In this module, you will learn about how to work effectively with the media to promote your research.
Policymaker Engagement: In this module, you will learn how to identify approaches for academic researchers to engage with policymakers and influence the policy process.