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"Removing Barriers to Mental Health Services in Ohio" a Memo from The Buckeye Institute

Mental Health

Memo review by Daniel Estupiñan, Amy Mahler, and Katie Wesdyk

The Buckeye Institute provided a memo recommending the removal of barriers to mental health services in Ohio. A case is made to recognize out-of-state practitioners permanently to provide mental health support, but lacks a clear connection from problem to proposed solution.... Read more about "Removing Barriers to Mental Health Services in Ohio" a Memo from The Buckeye Institute

Health Economist sends memo to U.S. Treasury Secretary-Urgent Need for Changes in Health Reform Implementation

Healthcare reform

Memo review by Oriol Solé Borràs, HSPH Masters candidate, 2021

David Cutler, a Harvard health economist and an advisor to President Obama’s 2008 campaign sent in May 2010 a memo to Larry Summers, the Treasury Secretary at that time, arguing that the White House had the wrong team in charge of health reform, and they needed to overhaul their implementation strategy.... Read more about Health Economist sends memo to U.S. Treasury Secretary-Urgent Need for Changes in Health Reform Implementation

Memo from Director of U.S. Dept. of Interior RE: Recycling and Reduction of Disposable Plastic Bottles in Parks

    Plastic Bottles in trash

Memo review by César Monarrez, 2021 MBA/MPA candidate, MIT Sloan and HKS

The National Parks Service (NPS) memo PM 11-03 regarding disposable water bottle policies is a mildly compelling document that, despite having some noteworthy elements, loses potential impact due to a lack of urgency and a muddled argument structure.... Read more about Memo from Director of U.S. Dept. of Interior RE: Recycling and Reduction of Disposable Plastic Bottles in Parks

"Building a Secure Energy Future" a Memo to President-Elect Obama

Factories and smoke

Memo Review by Leah Foecke

Memo being reviewed To: President-Elect Obama, From: Wm. Antholis and Charles Ebinger, Brookings Institute, RE: Building a Secure Future, Date: 11/010/2008

Apr 30, 2020
This is an example of a cross-organization memo – not written within an existing organizational hierarchy – that provides advice and advocacy from two Brookings Institution fellows to the newly-elected Barack Obama.... Read more about "Building a Secure Energy Future" a Memo to President-Elect Obama

Navarro Memos Warning of Mass Coronavirus Death Circulated in January, 2020

Memos reviewed by Lauren Brodsky, HKS Lecturer

Picture of Covid-19 Memo

The New York Times and Axiom have exposed the pleas, on the record, of Assistant to the President Peter Navarro in the months leading to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s excruciating now to read these memos, written January and February, whereby Navarro lit the siren for the administration to act quickly and prepare.... Read more about Navarro Memos Warning of Mass Coronavirus Death Circulated in January, 2020

Murrow, Kennedy and memos on Cuba

Kennedy Coin

Memo Review by Lauren Brodsky, HKS Lecturer

Sitting slightly reclined, with a steady stream of cigarette smoke visible to the viewer, esteemed journalist Edward R. Murrow faces a television screen with a view of a Boston apartment. It is 1953. Murrow is interviewing junior Senator John F. Kennedy, and his wife, Jackie, for the show People to People.... Read more about Murrow, Kennedy and memos on Cuba