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Health Policy Brief Writing Contest

Health Policy Brief Writing Workshops

Periodically, CHIPS holds policy writing workshops to share how to write effective policy briefs. In these workshops, attendees will learn persuasive communication, how they apply to policy briefs, what policy briefs are, and how to take research into the policy space.

2020 Workshop

Recording
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Our 2021 contest has closed and the winners can be found below. We are extremeley grateful for all of the strong submissions and encourage students to check back in early 2022 for next year's contest announcement.

Winners and Their Submissions

In 2019, thanks to a generous gift from Aaron Katz and their partner, Kate Dougherty, our 1st place winner(s) will receive both a financial award and the Aaron Katz Award for Excellence in Health Policy. Runner-ups are also given a small cash award.

2021 Winners

2021 Guidelines and Submission Form


Hana Hartman Name: Hana Hartman
Year: 2nd Year MPH in Health Services
Brief: Promoting Acceptance of a COVID-19 Vaccine Among Long-Term Care Workers
Prize: 1st Place, Aaron Katz Award for Excellence in Health Policy Writing




Victoria Bowers Name: Victoria Bowers
Year: 1st Year MPH in Health Services
Brief: COVID-19 and Antibiotic Resistance: Parallels and Opportunities for Mitigation
Prize: 2nd place, tie




Madison Hollcroft Name: Madison Hollcroft
Year: 1st Year MPH in Epidemiology
Brief: Preventing Pesticide Exposure Among Farmworkers in the US
Prize: 2nd place, tie (Group Submission)




David Perlmutter Name: David Perlmutter
Year: 2nd Year MPH in Health Services/MSW
Brief: Preventing Pesticide Exposure Among Farmworkers in the US
Prize: 2nd place, tie (Group Submission)




2020 Winners

2020 Guidelines and Submission Form


Carolyn Fan Name: Carolyn A. Fan
Year: 1st Year PhD in Health Services
Brief: Blood in the Time of Coronavirus: Lifting the Ban on Blood Donations from Men who have Sex with Men
Prize: 1st Place, Aaron Katz Award for Excellence in Health Policy Writing




Madeline Frost Name: Madeline Frost
Year: 1st Year PhD in Health Services
Brief: Responding to the Impact of a Rapid Increase in Methamphetamine Use on the Opioid Oversdose Crisis
Prize: 2nd place




2019 Winners

2019 Guidelines and Submission Form


Kim Serry Name: Kim Serry
Year: 1st Year MPH in Health Services
Brief: Ensuring Equitable Access to Health Care for Low-Income Medicare Enrollees in Washington State
Prize: 1st Place




Khanh Nguyen Le Name: Khanh Nguyen Le
Year: Senior Undergraduate in Health Informatics and Health Information Management
Brief: Improving Mental Health Care
Prize: 2nd place