Nurturing PHE Champions

Increasing the capacity of developing country individuals and organizations to communicate about PHE issues and solutions increases the likelihood for global, regional, and country-specific support of PHE. These individuals can share a synthesis of research and program results, identify key findings, and interpret the implications of trends and experience. PHE champions are nurtured through workshops in which participants discuss policy communications theory, learn to develop communication objectives, practice presentation skills, and learn to work with the media. In addition, PHE Champions are given opportunities to further develop these skills by being invited to present their work at national and international conferences and events. PHE champions seek opportunities to author policy briefs and summary reports on their projects in the context of challenges facing their country. PHE champions also prepare press releases, hold press briefings, and may host international visitors through study tours—as additional ways to draw attention to PHE issues and promising solutions.