Policymaker Resources

Center for Health Communication
The Center for Health Communication has helped pioneer the field of mass communication and public health by researching and analyzing the contributions of mass communication to behavior change and policy, by preparing future health leaders to utilize communication strategies, and by strengthening communication between journalists and health professionals.

Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program
The Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program is a joint initiative of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education in collaboration with Big Win Philanthropy and with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the GE Foundation. The Program is designed to stimulate transformative vision, enhance leadership effectiveness and political acumen, and develop planning and execution capacity among education, health, and finance ministers from Asia, Africa, and Latin America.  It supports them to pursue ambitious human development goals, particularly where these leaders represent geographies that are experiencing large growth in their child and adolescent populations.

National Preparedness Leadership Initiative
A joint venture of the Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, this initiative works in collaboration with key government agencies to ensure today’s unprecedented challenges are met with uncommon leadership from federal, state, and local officials and encourages connectivity across public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Senior Leadership Fellows
Providing a bridge from the world of decision-making to the world of academe, senior fellows are recent high-level leaders focused on public health, from government, non-profit organizations, journalism or an NGO, who spend a semester at the School teaching and mentoring students.

The Forum Webcasting Series
In the 21st Century, decisions about health issues require intense cooperation and understanding between scientific experts and those in a position to make and implement policy decisions affecting populations worldwide. Produced in The Leadership StudioThe Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health provides decision-makers with a global platform to discuss policy choices and scientific controversies, allowing participants to leverage their collective knowledge.

Voices in Leadership Webcasting Series
This webcast series invites leaders to speak candidly about their experience as leaders. Highly interactive, the program is produced in The Leadership Studio for a studio audience. Webcast live, videos with searchable transcripts are posted for future viewing. Learn about effective decisions and ones that failed. Hear behind-the-scenes stories and engage with experienced leaders as they share lessons learned and their own personal career reflections.