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So What… The “So What” Guide to Submissions Jane Murray & Sandy Brinsdon Health in All Policies, Community and Public Health.

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1 So What… The “So What” Guide to Submissions Jane Murray & Sandy Brinsdon Health in All Policies, Community and Public Health

2 Deciding what is right or wrong is easy Influencing change is the hard part

3 So What … Support: what is good about the proposal? Oppose: what needs to be changed (and why), What areas can we influence the most? How will we strengthen our case? Adverse effects, benefits and unintended consequences Tell them what you recommend

4 Go to the source

5 Sweeping statements vs Detailed changes

6 Importance of consistent messages Recycle material but adapt it to the level of consultation Combat Fatigues

7 Birds of a feather … Liaise with other interested parties Share submissions Write submissions on behalf of another party Write a letter of support endorsing someone else’s submission

8 Effective Writing Be positive Brief is best. Stick to the point Back up points with evidence Use direct, clear language Be accurate. Make sure to check the facts Be clear about your recommendations

9 Be specific Be accurate and provide evidence Be clear on your recommendations Be consistent Be succinct

10 Resources A Guide for Health Promoters: Working with Communities to Participate in the Submission Process (Regional Public Health: Resources: Submissions) d05b2d6.cmr


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