The surgeon and writer Atul Gawande makes the case that the checklist can help experts in almost any field apply their expertise, so I thought I would try crafting a checklist for myself and adapted a framework for rational policymaking that I learned in graduate school. . . .
This article — by Kelly Vedi, a policy aide in Santa Clara County — was selected by the Centers for Civic Impact and Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation as a winner in Apolitical's 2020 American Public Servant Writing Competition.