CityMatCH Toolkit for Policy Development Offers Assistance with Policy Development in MCH

August 4, 2008

The CityMatCH Toolkit for Policy Development contains resources that can be used at state and local levels to advance policy development in areas of maternal and child health. The toolkit, produced by the CityMatCH Best Practices and Policies Action Group, includes resources that utilize one or more of the following five stages of policy development:

  • community assessment
  • policy strategy
  • coalition building and broadening
  • policy implementationpolicy evaluation

Contents include models for strengthening relationships with community collaboratives, advice on how to present to legislators and other key decision makers, tips for how to work with the media, and examples of how CityMatCH members have succeeded in developing and implementing policy change in their communities. The toolkit is available here.