Success Stories in Global Health Policy Development

Katie Porter
Date published
Nov, 2010
Last updated
25 Jan 2020


This session focused on the types of data that are used to drive policy and the contexts in which data are persuasive and influential. Examples from the panelists described public health priorities with large-scale impact on health and with known and effective strategies to intervene. Discussions centered on why we use data to drive policy and how advocacy and collaborations play a role in policy development and implementation. 

By the end of the sessions, participants were able to:

  • Use evidence to identify and  prioritize policy objectives
  • Develop strategies to achieve policy objectives Support sustainability by effectively communicating the program’s message
  • Discuss advocacy and collaboration in the context of policy Session Topics: CDC's Winnable Battles