Health News

  • 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.
  • Thursday, March 15th, 2012

    The PPC, together with the Iowa Primary Care Association and the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise, was selected in a competition to take part in a seven-state Medicaid-Safety Net Learning Collaboration.
  • Monday, February 27th, 2012

    The Medicaid for Employed People with Disabilities (MEPD) program allows individuals with disabilities to continue receiving Medicaid while they go back to work. The PPC Health group will assess the impacts of this important program.
  • Monday, December 5th, 2011

    The Johnson County Task Force on Aging invited PPC Director Dr. Peter C. Damiano to give a presentation on Health Care Reform at the Coralville Public Library on November 14, 2011.
  • Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

    PPC and Health Policy Research Program Director Pete Damiano was lead facilitator of the 2011 Midwest Oral Health Summit, which focused on developing public/private partnerships to address key oral health challenges in the states.
  • Monday, September 26th, 2011

    A new brief from the PPC's Health Policy Program looks at the behavioral and emotional health of children in Iowa. The brief represents the first analysis of data from the 2010 Iowa Child and Family Household Health Survey. Results show that 68,000 children in the State of Iowa needed behavioral and emotional health care in the past year.