Health News

  • 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.

  • Monday, August 15th, 2011

    PPC Associate Research Scientist Natoshia Askelson is currently featured on the the UI College of Public Health home page for her work assessing parents' and physicians' attitudes and intentions regarding the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which can protect young people from a common, sexually transmitted infection.
  • Friday, August 5th, 2011

    The Health Policy Program has released on the web, "Use of Preventative Services by Children and Adults with IDD: Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009." The report is one in a series that responds to a mandate from the Iowa legislature to determine whether the physical and dental health needs of recipients of medical assistance who are persons with intellectual and/or developmental disability (IDD) were

  • Monday, June 6th, 2011

    The Public Policy Center will examine the effect of the health care reform law on the health care safety net for uninsured, Medicaid and other vulnerable patients in Iowa.
  • Monday, May 16th, 2011

    Dr. Peter Damiano, Ki Park, and Kristi Law released a report that investigates the current technology use in five health care provider settings.
  • Sunday, March 20th, 2011

    Peter Damiano spoke with Iowa Public Radio about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its effect on Iowa.
  • Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

    The University of Iowa Interdisciplinary Health Group will award UI students working on health-related research on Tuesday, April 26.
  • Friday, February 25th, 2011

    Iowa state Senators Jack Hatch and Joe Bolkcom discussed the implementation of health care reform activities on March 4th.