Health News

  • Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

    The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry hosts an annual Professionals’ Day that commemorates and highlights scholarly activities and provides faculty, students and the greater dental community a time and place to share professional and academic activities.  This year marks the 28th anniversary of the event, and University of Iowa Public Policy Center Director, Peter

  • Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

    The manuscript “Career influences among final year dental students who plan to enter private practice” is currently the Editor’s Choice for the journal, BMC Oral Health.  The article was authored by Ben Nashleanas, a third year predoctoral student at the College of Dentistry. Additional authors on the article are Susan McKernan, Ray Kuthy, and Fang Qian.

  • Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

    Graduate research assistant, Astha Singhal, along with her University of Iowa team, attended the regional finals of the fifth annual Hult Prize in Boston, MA on March 7 and 8, 2014. The annual competition for the Hult Prize aims to identify and launch the most compelling social business ideas—start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by billions of people.
  • Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

    Health Policy researcher Natoshia Askelson was a guest on IPR's River to River on Tuesday, February 26.

  • Monday, February 10th, 2014

    Peter Damiano, DDS, MPH, assesses the capacity of the private and public side of the oral health safety net, producing data that will give all a better understanding of the implications of the ACA on access to care.
  • Thursday, February 6th, 2014

    An estimated 120,000 new adults are projected to be eligible for dental care through the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan, Iowa’s version of the Medicaid expansion, under the Affordable Care Act. That means the dental system will need to adapt.
  • Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

    Ray Kuthy and Julie Reynolds participated as members of an ad hoc committee studying the labor market analysis of Iowa’s dental workforce.

  • Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

    Ray Kuthy and Susan McKernan recently traveled to Delta Dental of Iowa (Johnston, IA) along with Debra Hoyle (College of Dentistry, Office of Iowa Practice Opportunities) to meet with representatives from Delta Dental, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and the Iowa Area Development Group.

  • Monday, January 27th, 2014

    A recent study found that small Iowa businesses are less knowledgeable than larger businesses about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and skeptical about features of the ACA, such as insurance exchanges and tax credits, designed to help them implement the health reform law.
  • Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

    Among Iowa children, African-Americans and Latinos experience a higher rate of health care disparities than white and Asian children, according to a study conducted by the University of Iowa Public Policy Center.