Our experts work with leader practitioners to understand the challenge people are facing on a policy issue from multiple levels of governance: local, state and national. Experts then incorporate the needs of practitioners and people into policy research. We then stress test policy approaches with practitioners to ensure the policy solution: 1) is coordinated across jurisdictions; and 2) addresses needs at the local, state and national levels.
We then work with partners at the national, state and local levels to broadly disseminate the policy solution. We follow up with partners to understand how the policy is being implemented on the ground, what is working, what needs further refinement, and how leader practitioners are innovating the policy to meet the needs of their communities. Leader practitioner experiences, learnings and feedback are then incorporated into our research to refine the policy solution, which is then shared with national level policy makers and associations.
Over the course of several months in early 2020, and again in 2021, Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, working with New America, Brown University School of Public Health, and a network of nationally recognized experts, mayors and other local leaders, led an effort that converged multidisciplinary expert resources with practitioner need to craft effective responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The result was clear, accessible guidance to local leaders on how to target and suppress COVID-19 more effectively in their localities, including in schools to keep them safe for in-person learning.
JHD partners Harvard Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, New America, and Brown University School of Public Health invite collaboration on research, policy, and dissemination. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.