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Helping State Officials Stay Up to Date

A web hub helps state health officials find Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded policy research.

State policymakers need access to timely resources to help them advance their state-level health. McCabe Message Partners interviewed state officials to learn how they access research, and discovered that they sometimes found it difficult to find the most relevant resources. They also said they want no-frills platforms and brief content summaries.

Working with RWJF and its grantees, we developed StateNetwork.org, a dedicated hub for the Foundation’s state-level health policy resources. It consolidates and categorizes hundreds of resources from across grantees by topic, letting policymakers find what they’re looking for, fast.

In addition to resources, StateNetwork.org releases a weekly newsletter that highlights the most important state-level health news of the week. The newsletter is a burgeoning success and is now read by hundreds of policymakers and researchers across the country. In its first year, more than 800 people subscribed to the newsletter, including state government offices in every state, and more than 23,000 people visited the site overall.


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