COVID-19

Photo of the Covid-19 virus on the Carsey website.

As a leading public policy center, the Carsey School of Public Policy has focused its recent efforts on understanding the current COVID-19 pandemic and in engaging with local communities and residents to support them through this crisis.

These efforts have taken a number of forms and include a variety of research publications on the pandemic’s effects around the state and nation, and a series of webinar talks with research authors. Additionally, New Hampshire Listens at the Carsey School has launched a series of online discussions aimed at better understanding the crisis, providing resources, and preparing people for a return to public spaces.

We’ll update this page regularly with new research, events, and news out of the Carsey School regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have questions or would like some additional information, please contact us.

View the UNH COVID-19 Updates and Resources Webpage

  Conversations with Carsey Researchers

Watch a series of talks we've conducted with some of our authors on their COVID-19 Research.

COVID-19 Economic Crisis: Update on the State-by-State Jobs Data

Carsey School of Public Policy Director Michael Ettlinger returns to discuss the latest data for the report COVID-19 Economic Crisis, along with report co-author and Carsey School Policy Analyst Jordan Hensley and Carsey Research Assistant Professor Jessica Carson. Listen in as they discuss the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and what this could mean for the future of the American economy.

Innovation in Food Access Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Carsey School researcher Jessica Carson discusses her latest analysis into innovative efforts by government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and volunteer networks in supplying food and food-related support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

An Older Population Increases Estimated COVID-19 Death Rates in Rural America

Carsey School Senior Demographer Ken Johnson discusses his latest research brief, An Older Population Increases Estimated COVID-19 Death Rates in Rural America.

 

 NH Listens

Upcoming Events

Local Listens Roundtable: Reopening With Care and Caution

Wednesday, August 4, 12:30 – 1 p.m.

Our August 5 NH Listens Roundtable will take place online. When we come back together, we want to make sure our fear doesn't amplify our biases. How can we return to public spaces in ways that support common sense and healthy practices without causing additional fear and discrimination? What opportunities will you have for a reset? How can you take advantage of reopening to make things better for everyone? Register now


Local Listens Roundtable: Sticking With a Tough Conversation Across Political Differences

Wednesday, September 2, 12:30 – 1 p.m.

Our September 2 NH Listens Roundtable will take place online. We are living in a very divided time. Regardless of the topic, many of us have experienced loss of or harm to treasured relationships because of politics. How do we navigate relationships we want to preserve, despite the hurt and confusion? Do family and friends supersede politics? For most people, it does. How do we do this? Register now


NH Listens: Facilitating Online

Thursday, September 17, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Join this brief training for tips on facilitating online. We’ll share a mix of tips for managing technology, drawing people in, and strengthening your skills as a facilitator. Register now

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