COVID-19 insights and action
Our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are leading the charge on public policy responses to and analysis of the COVID-19 crisis.
Our population, our health care and economic systems, our workforce, housing, and security have all be affected, with some damage yet to be fully seen. The pandemic has laid bare our world’s racism, economic injustice, and other social and structural inequalities: the virus touches all, but the most significant and direct impacts have been and will continue to be on vulnerable people and communities.
Since mid-March 2020, our community has pulled together to find solutions.
Whether it is ensuring that our most vulnerable residents have their basic needs met, assessing the damage to our economy, gathering insights about health preparedness and responses on the ground from Michigan to Mozambique, addressing national security concerns, or providing critical information to residents and small businesses so they can stay afloat, Ford School faculty, students, and alumni are engaged and committed.
New policy brief reviews evidence of the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on young children's learning and ECE programs, highlighting inequities, and points to solutions
Stevenson addresses child care in Senate committee testimony
Shaefer testifies about the impact of the Child Tax Credit before the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
Christina Weiland: How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted young students’ learning Aug 5, 2021
Crucial Conversations: The Pandemic's Disproportionate Impact on Women Mar 29, 2021
Paula Lantz - COVID-19: From Epidemiology to Equity Jun 17, 2020
Combating poverty and inequality amidst a pandemic Jul 15, 2020
Michigan Minds: How COVID-19 is impacting Detroit Residents Jun 3, 2020
Michigan Minds: Local Government Fiscal Health During COVID-19 Apr 27, 2020
Adrienne Harris on the impact of the coin shortage due to COVID-19. Check out the video from VICE.