PUBPOL 710.002

PUBPOL 710.002: Obstacles to Providing Social Services in Michigan

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Fall 2020
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In the U.S., the federal government funds key social services for the poor. However, individual states — which are rarely the focus of policy debates about social services — are often responsible for overseeing the provision of those services. In this class, multi-disciplinary student teams will focus on challenges to the delivery of social services in Michigan, including programs like Medicaid, SNAP, WIC, and cash assistance. Students will apply problem solving skills, learn from stakeholders and experts, and draw on insights from health sciences, public policy, law, and other fields to develop solutions that improve the delivery of social services to vulnerable populations.

Instructors: Nick Bagley (Law), Jonathan Warsh (Public Policy)