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Reflections from the Human Services side of Health and Human Services: evidence, challenges, and public perceptions

Date & time

Oct 20, 2010, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


Weill Hall

David R. Harris is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He leads the Office of Human Services Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).

About the Lecture

Harris shares reflections from his six months as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy. Specific issues include: (1) opportunities and challenges emerging from the significant emphasis on evidence-based policy, (2) recognition of the critical challenges that such factors as incarceration and male joblessness present for antipoverty policies, and (3) the need to inform the public about levels, causes, and experiences of poverty in the U.S.

About the Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies

The Diversity Center promotes cutting-edge, inter-disciplinary research, educational opportunities and dialogue to improve the design and implementation of public policy in an increasingly complex and diverse society. The Center creates an intellectual focal point for research on the policy implications of diverse societies locally, nationally, and internationally.

Sponsored by: The Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies, the National Poverty Center, the National Center for Institutional Diversity, and the Ford School.