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By law, private foundations like the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) are prohibited from lobbying or financially supporting any lobbying efforts of its staff, grantees, or other partners. But as researchers working on high-profile policy issues, it is not always clear if our activities could be considered lobbying. As part of our “Turning research into action” series, we explain how to promote your findings to inform the public and evidence-based policies—without lobbying.

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A version of this post was originally published on Georgetown University's CHIRblog.

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A version of this post was originally published on UrbanWire.

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Multivariate analysis. Face validity. Sampling bias. For researchers, these are everyday terms. For policymakers, advocates, and other stakeholders, they might as well be ancient Sumerian. 

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A few weeks ago, we sat down with a group of local decision-makers to find out how they think about and use research, and what facilitates or hampers acting on research to develop evidence-based policies.

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A version of this post was originally published on Feeding America's Hunger + Health blog, authored by Brittney Rooney, Youth and Nutrition Program Coordinator, Gleaners

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Despite the billions of dollars spent each year on health care in this country, too many Americans are falling behind on key indicators of health and well-being. Yet, health care is just one piece of the puzzle.

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A version of this post was originally published on UrbanWire.

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As part of its broad vision to build a Culture of Health in the U.S., the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) created the Policies for Action (P4A) research program.