Health News

  • Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

    Dr.’s Ray Kuthy, Susan McKernan, and Julie Reynolds have recently presented initial findings from the project “Coordinating and improving oral health workforce activities in Iowa” to several stakeholder groups in Iowa. In October, McKernan presented to the Advisory Council for the Office of Health Care Transformation at the Iowa Department of Public Health.

  • Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

    The second brief in a series describing policy-relevant topics for the primary care safety net after implementation of the Affordable Care Act assesses the capacity of two types of safety net providers: community health centers (CHCs) and rural health clinics (RHCs).
  • Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

    Post-Enrollment Challenges for Vulnerable Consumers and the Role for the Safety Net is the first brief in a series describing policy-relevant topics for the primary care safety net after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • Monday, August 25th, 2014

  • 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.