Health Policy
  • Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

    Iowa is one of 20 states to be awarded a 2012 Team Nutrition Grant from the US Department of Agriculture. The goal of the grants is to support schools as they strive to serve healthy food, provide nutrition education, and create an environment focused on healthy eating and physical activity.
  • Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

    An IowaWatch report released this week, titled Finding Health Care Coverage for Every Iowan an Elusive Dream, cited PPC Director Peter Damiano on the percentage of Iowans who remain uninsured.
  • Thursday, August 30th, 2012

    The Early Childhood Report from the 2010 Iowa Child and Family Household Health Survey (IHHS) has been released. Issues addressed include: early childhood environment, child care and many more.
  • Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

    Results are out for the 2010 Iowa Child and Family Household Health Survey (IHHS). The IHHS is a comprehensive, statewide effort to evaluate the health status, access to health care, and social environment of children and families in Iowa. Overall, children in Iowa appear to be healthy and well adjusted.
  • Friday, August 10th, 2012

    PPC Director, Peter Damiano, appeared on the television program "Ethical Perspectives on the News" on August 12 to discuss the recent Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.
  • Friday, July 6th, 2012

    PPC Health Policy Program Director Peter Damiano reacts to the Supreme Court's historic decision on the Affordable Care Act, while in Washington D.C.
  • Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

    PPC Health Program researchers Raymond Kuthy and Natoshia Askelson, together with Donald Chi (University of Washington), presented the results of a study concerning the disparities in need, use, and behavioral factors associated with the time of a Medicaid-enrolled child’s first dental exam at the National Oral Health Conference in Milwaukee, WI.
  • Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

    In an article in JADA this month health researcher Susan McKernan et al. look at the geographical distribution of primary care dentists, physicians and pharmacists in cities across Iowa.
  • Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

    Do female dentists' work requirements differ from those of their male counterparts? PPC researcher Dr. Raymond Kuthy addressed this question in a poster presented at the American Academy for Dental Research (AADR) 2012 meeting in Tampa, FL.
  • Thursday, April 5th, 2012

    Astha Singhal, Graduate Research Assistant on oral health projects in the PPC's Health Program, won first prize in the Biological and Health Sciences division at the Jakobsen Conference held on March 28th.

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