Impacting Policy by Accelerating Translation

Finding the Right Decision-Makers

IMPACT-oriented scientists identify the policies or systems that are not working well for our patients or our communities, and then identify the decision-makers who hold the power or influence necessary to change those policies or systems.

What policy decisions can be informed about your science?

As an IMPACT-oriented scientist, you must understand who in your ecosystem controls the flow of resources (money, people, influence, etc.), who creates and revises relevant policies, and who determines the rules of the game.

Types of Policies