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David de Voursney: Public servants advancing the public good

Apr 24, 2024
David de Voursney implements the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Program (CCBHC) to increase the accessibility of comprehensive mental health and substance use disorder services across the United States. Since 2017, he’s worked with...
Program in Practical Policy Projects

Behavioral and Physical Health Policy Research

January 2023 - March 2023
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Malak Kalasho (BA '24, Public Policy), Micah Sweet (BA '24, Public Policy)
The team of students continued their work on a project with the Superintendent's Office of the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD). Last semester, they recommended and drafted changes to the District's administrative policies so they better supported the behavioral and physical health of students in the District. The project included a four-phase process: first, the students researched best practices and policies in other school districts in the U.S.; second, they interviewed DPSCD staff and education professionals about existing practices and the feasibility of potential...
Program in Practical Policy Projects

Behavioral and Physical Health Policy Research for the Detroit Public School District

September 2022 - December 2022
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Cara Bradley (MPP ‘23), Malak Kalasho (BA ‘24), Micah Sweet (BA ‘24)
The team of students worked on a project with the Superintendent's Office of the Detroit Public School and Community District (DPSCD). They recommended and drafted changes to the District's administrative policies, so they better supported the behavioral and physical health of students in the District. The project included a four-phase process: first, the students researched best practices and policies in other school districts in the U.S.; second, they interviewed DPSCD staff and education professionals about existing practices and the feasibility of potential administrative changes; third,...
Program in Practical Policy Projects

City of Dearborn Department of Public Health

September 2022 - December 2022
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Noah Attal (MPP '24), Ellie Bai (MPP ‘24), Samir Deshpande (MPP '23), Sophie Greenberg (BA '23), Nora Lewis (BA ‘24), Mariam Odeh (BA ‘24)
The Dearborn Department of Public Health was formally launched in April 2022, becoming only the 2nd city in Michigan with a public health department, and the first to do so voluntarily. The Department was founded on the principle of Health in All Policies. Health in All Policies is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas. Health in All Policies aims to ensure that all decision-makers are informed about the health, equity, and sustainability consequences of various policy...