Policy + System Change Network

The Policy + System Change Network at the Center for Public Health practice helps to elevate local expertise and leverage the power of community networks to create sustainable systemic change. The PSCN team has extensive experience tailoring technical assistance to local governments, agencies, and communities.


The Policy + System Change Network approach

  • Prioritize authentic community engagement to achieve equitable outcomes
  • Use proven strategies to advance policy campaigns grounded in experience
  • Develop and support evidence-based, legally sound, and tailored policy interventions
  • Support passage of policy, implementation, and ongoing evaluation

Our policy continuum

Our approach to local policy recognizes that systemic change is a cyclical process beginning with assessment and community engagement and progressing towards policy implementation and evaluation. This is represented in a circular diagram, with each stage of the continuum building on previous stages and their accompanying strategies and activities. This approach recognizes that real-world policymaking is not a linear process and that these stages are dynamic and often intersect.

graphic of continuum for local policy campaign cycle

What we offer

Tailored policy technical assistance

We offer one-on-one policy consultation to local governments, agencies, and communities.

Legal technical assistance

Policy language matters. The PSCN team assists with drafting ordinances and policies that have an equity lens.

Peer learning opportunities and support

The PSCN team hosts regularly scheduled group check-ins to facilitate learning, group connection, and peer-to-peer capacity building.

Stakeholder identification and relations

Connections with public health professionals, community members, and decision makers are critical to successful change efforts. Our team assists in the identification of partners in order to elevate community-driven health policy efforts.

Customized training events and materials

We develop customized fact sheets and conduct in-depth trainings to support and train stakeholders involved in the policy process.



Colorado School of Public Health

CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place

3rd Floor

Mail Stop B119

Aurora, CO 80045

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