Health Policy
  • Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

    The PPC recently became an official member of the National Quality Forum (NQF).  The NQF is dedicated to improving heath and health care by endorsing health care outcome measures to be used by providers, payers, consumers, and researchers.  As an NQF member, the PPC will be able to learn directly from other users how certain outcomes worked

  • Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

    PPC Director Pete Damiano sat down with National Public Radio (NPR) to discuss the recent troubles CoOportunity Health insurer faced.  CoOportunity Health is a health care co-op, created to provide insurance in Iowa and Nebraska where there is little competition in the health care market.

  • Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

    Authors Brad Wright, Pete Damiano, and Suzanne Bentler, released a report, "Assessing the Capacity of Iowa's Community Health Centers to Respond to the Opportunities and Challenges for the Affordable Care Act," that took a look at the current and future capacity of Iowa community health centers (CHCs) and rural health clinics (RHCs) using an online survey among executive directors of CHCs and R

  • Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

    The expansion of Iowa's Medicaid and Marketplace options will place an additional load on public and private dental providers by increasing demand for services...
  • Monday, December 1st, 2014

    Pete Damiano, the director of the Public Policy Center, joined Ben Kieffer on Wednesday, November 20's River to River to discuss health care reform and the new enrollment period that launched on November 15, 2014.  River to River is Iowa Public Radio's talk program that focuses on the new, issues and eve

  • 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