policy-readinessThe communities in which we live, work, and play (e.g., municipalities, neighbourhoods, schools or workplaces) have a significant influence on our health. By encouraging the development of healthy policies in these settings, we can play a powerful role in building healthier environments for everyone.

Before you work with a community or organization to encourage policy change, it is important to understand the level of readiness for policy change.

The Policy Readiness Tool (available in English and French) is a self-administered questionnaire that can be used to asses a community or an organization’s readiness for policy change. The tool also provides a series of strategies and resources for working with communities or organizations at different stages of readiness to help encourage the adoption of healthy public policy.