Dissemination tools are important to communicate BBF progress as well as findings and recommendations to policymakers, decision makers, media sources, funders, and other key stakeholders. Developing communication materials, such as policy briefs and infographics, can be helpful for translating recommendations into actions.
The table below provides guidance on different dissemination tools and when to use them when implementing BBF.
|Tool||Length||BBF Aim||Potential Audience||When to Prepare?||When to Use?|
|General Infographic||1 page||Describe BBF process for assessing the breastfeeding enabling environment||Stakeholders; general public||Before 1st BBF meeting and throughout 5-meeting process||Prior to BBF 5th meeting|
|Results Infographic||2 pages||Outline highlighted BBF policy recommnedaitons and summarize all priortized recommendations with a call to action||Stakeholders; general public||Between BBF 4th and 5th meetings||BBF 5th meeting and beyond|
|Comprehensive Policy Brief||up to 4 pages||Disseminate BBF prioritized recommendations||Policymakers, journalists, senior advisers to policymakers||Between BBF 4th and 5th meetings||At BBG 5th meeting|
|Focused Policy Brief||up to 4 pages||Disseminate one BBF prioritized recommendation at a time||Policymakers, journalists, senior advisers to policymakers||Beginning after BBF 4th meeting and beyond||At or after BBF 5th meeting|
The timeline above shows how these dissemination tools can be developed and modified throughout the BBF 5-meeting process.
A training series and templates are available to help countries develop these dissemination tools:
- Dissemination Tools Intro
1 Pager Guidance
Policy Brief Guidance
- Branding and Design Guidance
Examples of dissemination materials used by BBF countries can be found within the country profiles.