Analyzes the effects of policies and programs on the health and well-being of families
Provides policymakers with a neutral, nonpartisan forum for fostering dialogue and seeking common ground
The Seminar provides various activities around specific issues that impact family health and well-being, including:
The Maryland Family Policy Impact Seminar is directed by the Department of Family Science in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park and is part of a national network of state Family Impact Seminars.
Encourage policymakers to consider how policies and programs affect family health and well-being
Promote the role of health literacy in public health policy
Identify timely issues of interest to state policymakers
Provide research that is useful for developing policies that strengthen and support families across the life cycle
Facilitate communication and establish linkages among researchers, policymakers, and policy implementers.
A family and health perspective in policymaking
Objective, nonpartisan research and information
Varied forms of dissemination based on the needs of local and state policymakers