As a public health professional, you know what it’s like to face tough questions about the work you do. Perhaps you’ve been asked to defend a policy position. Or to justify funding for a public health program. Or to explain why a certain public health intervention is critical.
With public health increasingly working to develop cross-sector collaborations, it’s important for the workforce to be prepared with communication strategies to effectively tackle tough questions from sector leaders and keep conversations on track.
That’s why PHRASES: Public Health Reaching Across Sectors is crowd-sourcing tough questions from the public health community. Share one here! Your input will help inform the project’s “Answers to Tough Questions” tool, which will be included in the PHRASES toolkit (coming in 2019).
PHRASES: Public Health Reaching Across Sectors, a partnership of the de Beaumont Foundation and the Aspen Institute, is designed to help public health leaders effectively communicate the impact and value of public health to potential partners and decision makers in other sectors, such as housing, education, health systems, and business. A digital toolkit is being developed, which will translate the project’s comprehensive framing research into practical communication tools for establishing and sustaining cross-sector partnerships.