Health News

  • Friday, September 21st, 2018

    Dr. Peter Damiano will be presented with the 2018 Underserved Champion Award by the Iowa Primary Care Association (Iowa PCA), which acknowledges commitment to providing access to quality, affordable health care for all Iowans.

  • Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

    A team from the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) grant participated in the First Annual Hardin County Back to School Fair. The team hosted a table to inform parents about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Students Gina Chieffo and Lejla Avdic, and research coordinator Felicia Pieper, represented the team.

  • Monday, August 6th, 2018

    Keith Mueller, Gerhard Hartman Professor and Head, Department of Health Management and Policy at the UI College of Public Health, and PPC Health Policy researcher, was cited as an expert in a recent WalletHub blog on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Health Care.

  • Monday, August 6th, 2018

    Drs. Susan McKernan and Matthew Oishi presented at the 96th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association of Dental Research in London, July 25-28.

  • Monday, July 16th, 2018

    Brad Wright represented Iowa in a panel discussion about the individual health insurance marketplace. 

  • Friday, July 13th, 2018

    Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation awarded Drs. Raymond Kuthy, Susan McKernan, and Julie Reynolds a one-year $40,000 grant

  • Thursday, July 12th, 2018

    A recent needs assessment of the Iowa Pregnancy Assistance Fund helped community colleges understand how to better serve expectant and parenting students. The results are summarized here.

  • Thursday, May 17th, 2018

    The Public Policy Center welcomed four 2018 Summer Scholars-in-Residence: Aislinn Conrad-Hiebner, Armeda Wojciak, Megan Gilster, Jessica Welburn, and returning 2017 scholar, Rebecca Kreitzer.

  • Monday, April 30th, 2018

    A PPC poster presented at the 2018 Iowa Governor's Conference on Public Health was given the "Best Fit to Theme" award.

  • Monday, April 30th, 2018

    Brenda Herrera, a Fall 2017 undergraduate researcher for the PPC, presented at the Spring Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) on April 18. Her poster, “Mechanisms Impacting Oral Health Equity in an Expanded Medicaid Program: Narratives from Program Members and Dentists,” reflects some of the work that she did while with the PPC. The project was led by Dr.