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Center for Population Studies

University of Mississippi
  • Right! from the Start strategic planning with community health center staff in Indianola, MS
    Facilitators, Problem Solving for Better Health workshop, part of New Pathways to Health initiative, Clarksdale, MS
    Tri-County Workforce Alliance participants touring the University of Mississippi during a campus visit
    The Lead in Drinking Water team, of which CPS is a partner, was a 2019 University of Mississippi Excellence in Community Engagement Finalist.
  • CPS offices remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, while our researchers are all working remotely. Contact us via our individual email addresses or at cps@olemiss.edu.

    The Center for Population Studies (CPS) educates, conducts research, and engages in public outreach concerning population issues. Essential to this mission is CPS’s Society and Health Research Initiatives.

    Since the onset of the pandemic, CPS researchers have been engaged in a variety of activities to create materials that inform stakeholders and community members about research and data related to the novel coronavirus.

    The U.S. Census Bureau provides an interactive data hub featuring demographic and economic resources related to COVID-19 as well as a COVID-19 resource page designed to help federal agencies, businesses, and communities make decisions related to the pandemic.

    CPS intensified community engagement and outreach events about the U.S. Census in preparation for the 2020 Census. See the 2020 Census Outreach page on the State Data Center of Mississippi for details.

    Latest News and Events

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