We continue to see examples of all varieties of public-private partnerships (P3) to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Iowa, such a partnership has worked effectively to quickly distribute tens-of-thousands of facemasks to the public, as summarized in this article.

It's easy to talk about the theory behind such partnerships. Stories like this, where they are delivering results where needed, are making it real. We need to continue to explore how this sort of model works and can be carried over from pandemic response to other public services and issues.