Policy, Advocacy, and Public Funding
The Rocky Mountain Partnership has identified four collective work areas so far this year to make our vision and mission a reality. In order for outcomes for community members in these areas to improve, policy at all levels of government and organizations needs to change.
What Role does Policy and Advocacy Play in our Collective Work Areas?
RMP is focused on making policy and systems-level improvements at all levels across each of our collective work areas. For anything to improve, “systems” have to change, not just programs and behaviors. We know that what we are seeing in the community is a result of the way certain systems are currently structured.
You may be thinking – there are a ton of entities that do policy and advocacy work; what makes RMP different?
- For RMP, policy is not just state legislation, but also what is happening at the organizational, local, regional, and national levels. (For example, Board of Education policy, company policies, etc.)
- Other entities focus on state legislation exclusively. We are focused on what policy and systems level changes need to be made for the four priority areas at ALL levels (for example, employers eliminating unnecessary hiring requirements)
What Specifically does Policy and Systems-Level Work Looks Like For Each Area?
Community members of all ages come together to share their perspectives and experiences as part of impact assessments, and drive decisions that most impact them.
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Impact Assessments and Data
Data and information is garnered and mapped through impact assessments to support a clear understanding of what’s currently happening (including the impact of policies, funding, and public programs on the community).
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Youth & Community Informed Policy Priorities
Community Coalitions work alongside partners to develop a shared set of policy and systems-level priorities at the organizational, local, regional, state, and national levels
to address barriers and accelerate work.
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Strategic Financing Plans
Community Coalitions work alongside partners to develop a plan for improving how public dollars are distributed to better support community members.
Learn more about RMP’s policy, advocacy, and public funding work by clicking on the links in the left sidebar.
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Kayah Swanson, RMP Senior Director of Policy & Advocacy, serves as the Project Manager for RMP’s Policy, Advocacy, and Public Funding work. Contact Kayah atKayahSwanson@RMPBackbone.org with additional questions or to learn more.