About this Brief
This brief elevates the importance of policy at all levels (federal, state, local, and institutional) and emphasize the potential ways in which intermediaries can influence policy within their ecosystems. It also presents examples of intermediaries that are implementing equitable pathways and others that have been successful in policy-related activities. By better understanding the power they have to influence policy, intermediaries can be more effective in supporting their partners and driving positive change in their communities and across their states.
It outlines five of the roles intermediaries can play in policy and provides examples of intermediaries that have been successful in taking on these roles:
- Understand the Policy Environment
- Design Policy Solutions
- Mobilize Coalitions
- Inform and Advocate
- Lead Implementation of Policy
Learn more about how intermediaries can make a difference through policy in JFF’s Equitable Pathways Hypotheses policy spotlight.