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Informing Policy

Informing policy is a nuanced process and steps may differ depending on what sector the policy will target (e.g., organizational, public, state, local). Certain restrictions may apply to use of federal, and other funds. Always seek the advice of a qualified professional with any questions. Below are examples of policy-related activities.


Examples of Policy-Related Activities

The Benefits of Engaging

The benefits of engaging in a process to inform policy as part of a comprehensive strategy to prevent TDV are:

  • Creating a foundation and expectation for time and resource allocation
  • Increasing awareness of and responsiveness to TDV
  • Improving ability to monitor incidents and outcomes
  • Enhancing school environments and the safety of students
  • Supporting social norms change related to healthy relationships
  • Establishing accountability among stakeholders
  • Systematically defining expectations for time and resource allocation

This Guide and website are provided for informational purposes only. Note that certain restrictions apply to the use of CDC funds for impermissible lobbying. For more information concerning such restrictions see the CDC Anti-Lobbying Guidelines.