Choose Effective Policies & Programs
Evidence matters. Taking time to choose policies and programs that have been shown to work in real life and that are a good fit for your community will maximize your chances of success.
The purpose of this step is to explore and select evidence-informed policies and programs to address priority issues. The guidance here will answer questions like: How do I find possible policies or programs for my community? How do we know if a strategy will work? How do we decide what to do? Who should help us decide?
Our Top Tools
Following are our Roadmaps to Health Coaches’ must-have tools for this step. (Don’t worry, you’ll still find additional relevant tools in each key activity below.)
What Works for Health
Answering the Three Key Questions for Advocacy Campaigns
Tearless Logic Model
Intervention Planning Matrix
Guide to Using the Policy Advocacy Choice Worksheet and Policy Advocacy Choice Worksheet
Looking for a quick primer on this step? Check out our Choose Shortcut. Take this 2-page PDF with you to share with your partners. Use it to discuss where you are in your work and what challenges you face.
Last updated: November 2016