National Forum launches new online platform for cardiovascular health policy professionals
Monday, September 24, 2012
The Policy Depot is a new, innovative social network and resource clearinghousecreated specifically for cardiovascular health policy professionals. Developed by the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and CINDI, the Policy Depot provides a place for discussion, sharing, and learning among professionals working on heart healthy policies at the local, state, national, and global levels.
The Policy Depot provides a tailored user experience by matching content, resources, and other members to a individual’s unique policy experience, interests, and environment. After answering a short series of questions, the Policy Depot builds each member a personal network of other Policy Depot members – called a cohort. Members can then connect, discuss, and share with professionals throughout the world, as well as find events, conferences, and trainings relevant to their policy work. A library of resources – from legislation to best practices to online discussions – is available in a forum-like space to help members learn what drives successful policy development and implementation.
After more than two years of development and with input from individuals representing more than 25 US and international organizations, the National Forum launched the Policy Depot on World Heart Day at the International Union of Health Promotion and Education's 9th European Conference on Health Promotion in Tallinn, Estonia.
To learn more about the Policy Depot, or to become a member, please visit www.policydepot.org.