Public Policy

  • For people in diverse areas, community identity supersedes racial, ethnic differences

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    by B. Rose Huber, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

    In an increasingly polarized world, many see people who are different from them as “outsiders,” or even a threat. Yet, around the world, this tends to be more common in traditionally homogenous societies, according to a series of studies led by Princeton University.

  • WWS Reacts: Family Health During a Global Pandemic

    Monday, Apr 27, 2020
    by Sarah M. Binder and Patty Yelavich, Woodrow Wilson School

    Access to comprehensive, quality health care is critical for promoting and maintaining health and well-being. Yet, under normal circumstances, health care accessibility is an issue for many in the United States. Covid-19 brings new challenges for low-income families, expecting mothers, and others at higher risk for serious illness.

  • WWS Reacts: China’s Response to Covid-19

    Friday, Apr 24, 2020
    by B. Rose Huber and Patricia Yelavich, Woodrow Wilson School

    As the rest of the world struggles to combat Covid-19, China, where the virus originated in late 2019, appears to have made significant strides to quell the virus. As a result, researchers, health care professionals, and policymakers around the world are looking for the lessons learned from China’s experience.  

  • To combat COVID-19, behavioral pitfalls must be addressed

    Friday, Apr 24, 2020
    by B. Rose Huber, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

    During any crisis, timely, and sometimes life-altering, decisions must be made, requiring an extreme amount of sound judgment under uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different.

  • WWS reacts: How developing countries might grapple with COVID-19

    Thursday, Apr 16, 2020
    by B. Rose Huber and Patricia Yelavich, Woodrow Wilson School
    Melissa M. Lee of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs comments on how developing countries can best respond, what tools they need most, and what could hamper their efforts to contain Covid-19.
  • On the policy front lines: State health and value strategies program helps state governments tackle COVID-19

    Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020
    by Stephanie Benjamin, State Health and Value Strategies

    As health care providers work tirelessly to test and treat patients who may have contracted the COVID-19 virus, state and local governments are working around the clock to create, adapt, and implement policies to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus and address the growing needs of their constituents.

  • Poor people experience greater financial hardship in areas where income inequality is greatest

    Monday, Mar 30, 2020
    by B. Rose Huber, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

    While some are relying on friends and neighbors to help them get groceries, the poor may need to put themselves at risk for COVID-19 by venturing out on public transportation to get supplies. Depending on where they live, they may trust no one else to help out.

    This is true in areas in the United States with the highest levels of income inequality, where the poor are less likely to rely on their community for support due to shame or embarrassment, according to a paper to be published in Nature Human Behaviour.

  • Princeton researchers receive $2.5 million to advance the science of urban food sustainability

    Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019
    by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute

    Princeton University researchers have received a $2.5 million federal grant to lead an interdisciplinary effort with academic, city government and nonprofit partners that will develop a scientific process for establishing urban food systems that are less wasteful and environmentally detrimental. The grant will be administered by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI).


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