The Applied Policy and Community Research Laboratory (APCRL) at the University of Mississippi seeks to utilize multi-disciplinary, multi-method, and community engaged research to improve the quality of development programming, domestically and abroad, and to inform policy related to community wellbeing. The unique blend of data analytics capabilities and community based research data makes the APCRL uniquely situated to accomplish both of these goals.
In 2020, the APCRL launched a new policy brief series, building on the Center’s combined strengths of community based work and population level data.
COVID-19 in the Rural South: A Perfect Storm of Disease, Health Access, and Co-Morbidity, Anne Cafer and Meagen Rosenthal
Mississippi Midwives: More Birth for Our Buck, Anne Cafer and Wengora Thompson
Food Insecurity Resources at the University of Mississippi, Summer Jefferson, Anne Cafer, and Georgianna Mann