Public Health Policy 101: Creating Change at the Local Level Webinar June 14th 2023


6/14/2022 – 6/14/2023

11am - 12pm (MST)



Primary Competency

Public Health Sciences Skills

Working on local public health policy change can feel daunting—the Policy + System Change Network is here to help you get started! The goal of this session is to support public health professionals working on local public health policy, safety, substance misuse, youth development, and/or social justice issues in communities. 

Whether your community or coalition is currently working on policy work or if these conversations have not yet taken place locally, please join us to learn more so you can be informed and prepared to engage, as needed, in the future. 

Individualized technical assistance and legal guidance is available through the Policy + System Change Network for Colorado COFP/CTC grantees who are working on local policy. 

We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals, including those with disabilities to engage fully. Please let us know of any accommodations that will assist your full participation.

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the typical local policy change process in Colorado. 
  2. Recognize situations where tools are useful for assessing need, support, and readiness for policy processes.  
  3. Explain the importance of policy processes to advance sustainable and equitable change. 
Length of Learning Opportunity
1 hour
Registration Information

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2. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation registration email containing a  Zoom Webinar Registration link to complete the registration process. Once you complete the Zoom Webinar Registration, a follow-up email will be sent containing a unique Zoom Link to access the webinar as well as calendar invite. 

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Jenna Metzinger, MPH

Jenna Metzinger is a Senior Technical Assistance (TA) Specialist for the Policy + System Change Network. Jenna is a subject matter expert related to local substance use prevention policy in Colorado. She provides technical assistance around tactics and interventions directly related to best practice public policy change strategies. The goal of the Policy + System Change Network TA is to embolden community grantees across the state to build and mobilize strong community coalitions that advance systems change initiatives.









Eric Brodell, MPH

Eric Brodell is a Senior Technical Assistance Specialist at the Policy + System Change Network (PSCN), housed in the Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health. Eric’s eight years of experience in public health policy comes from a range of topics, communities, and partnerships; from active transportation safety and funding to chronic disease prevention policy. In his current position, Eric assists localities across Colorado in formulating, implementing, and evaluating public health policy focused on the needs of specific communities. In his and the PSCN team approach, the community always comes first and informs processes around improving local policy through an equity lens, authentic community engagement, and evidence-based policy solutions. In his personal life, Eric is an avid outdoorsman, skier, and mountain biker. He subscribes to the mantra that “Movement Is Life” and has a wanderlust for adventure and learning about diversity – both in the natural world and in the built environment. Eric is empowered by his work with Colorado localities and is always excited to lean further into policy and systemic change that is sustainable, thoughtful, and inclusive.

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