Policy Resources

Policy change can be an important goal for many KT projects. The following resources are intended to help researchers understand how their work can impact important policy decisions and have significant outcomes for their target audiences.

Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC)

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities. ODEP's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities. To fulfill this mission, ODEP promotes the adoption and implementation of ODEP policy strategies and effective practices.

Papers by Presenter Kathryn Oliver
Defining evidence in public health a survey of policymakers uses and preferences

Policy Portal
The Policy Portal is a directory of consumer-oriented organizations for NIDILRR grantees to use to promote their research findings and connect with organizations included in the directory. These organizations are well positioned to apply research findings in their efforts to improve policies that affect the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

Social Media and Public Policy
This report published by the Alliance for Useful Evidence explores how social media can improve the quality of the evidence base that informs the development of public policy.