Health Policy
  • 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.

  • Monday, October 28th, 2013

    A collection of 13 reports that inventory the background data collected by the University of Iowa Public Policy Center Health Policy program regarding the safety net providers and payers in Iowa will be released by the study funded by The Commonwealth Fund (CMWF) on Monday, October 28.

  • Thursday, October 24th, 2013

    Public Policy Center (PPC) research assistant Jennifer Turchi will present preliminary findings from the Personal Responsibility and Education Program (PREP) evaluation this week at EyesOpenIowa, a yearly conference in Des Moines that promotes positive adolescent sexual health behaviors and helps educate communities about ways to support teens in this aspect of their lives. 

  • Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

    A study by the Public Policy Center concludes that many potential users of the new Health Insurance Marketplace face a series of challenges in using an online system to choose a health insurance plan.
  • Monday, September 30th, 2013

    A survey conducted by the Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa shows that while most children in Iowa receive care that meets the definition of a medical home, some are being left behind, including those with special needs, public insurance or who are African‑American.

  • Monday, September 30th, 2013

    A school lunch campaign, developed by the University of Iowa Public Policy Center, the University of Iowa College of Public Health, and the Iowa Department of Education is gathering momentum and garnering attention from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  • Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

    An article authored by Margaret Tyler, George Wehby, James Robbins and Peter Damiano of the Public Policy Center was chosen as the featured article in a press release by The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal.  The article, titled "Separation Anxiety in Children Ages 4 Through 9 With Oral Clefts," examines anxiety levels of children with oral clefts between the ages of four and nine.

  • Friday, September 13th, 2013

    DentaQuest Foundation announced that the University of Iowa Public Policy Center will be funded for its competitive renewal entitled “Access to dental care and the oral health safety net: An assessment of the public and private delivery systems and collaborative options for improvement”, aka Dental Safety Net in Iowa (DSNI).

  • Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

    The Federal Health Resources and Services Administration recently awarded the University of Iowa a three-year grant ($1,364,993), with a start date of September 1, 2013. Ray Kuthy (Project Director) and Susan McKernan (Co-Director) are the primary Public Policy Center staff involved in this grant for the Coordinating and Improving Oral Health Workforce Activities in Iowa project.

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