Beyond Flattening the Curve: Policy Recommendations for the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of American life.

Scholars Strategy Network members from across the country have come together to develop policy recommendations based on their research - from small tweaks to bold overhauls - that not only address the immediate crisis but imagine a better future for us.


Democracy and Governance

During the COVID-19 crisis, existing challenges to American democracy have only become more severe. These research-based policy recommendations offer next steps to not only maintain, but strengthen American democracy, governance, and civic life.

health care

Public Health

Before anything else, the COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis. These research-based policy recommendations highlight changes that can be made to strengthen our healthcare system and protect public health and safety.

racial disparities


As many crises do, the COVID-19 pandemic has both shed light on and exacerbated inequalities in our society. These research-based policy recommendations can help ensure that everyone is able to receive the care and support they need.