Health Policy
  • Thursday, May 26th, 2016

    Congratulations to Tessa Heeren, a research assistant at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center in the Health Policy Research program. Heeren recently graduated from the School of Social Work in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, earning a Master of Social Work degree (M.S.W.).

  • Friday, April 29th, 2016

    Lunchrooms in five Iowa school districts look a little different after students, food service workers and University of Iowa researchers made changes to promote healthy foods.

  • Friday, April 29th, 2016

    Dr. Raymond Kuthy, researcher at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center (PPC) and Professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry in the UI College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, was presented with the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association for Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) at the National Oral Health Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

  • Thursday, April 21st, 2016

    David Bradley (Brad) Wright received the James N. Murray Award at the 99th Finkbine Dinner on April 12, 2016. Wright is a researcher at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center (PPC) in the Health Policy Research Program and an assistant professor of health management and policy in the College of Public Health. Wright received a Ph.D.

  • Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

    Partnership with Iowa high schools empowers students
  • Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

    A recent study completed by researchers with the University of Iowa Public Policy Center revealed some trends in Iowa's dentist workforce.

  • Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

    A study by the PPC evaluating consumers’ experiences in the first year of the Iowa Dental Wellness Plan (DWP) found that by and large, the people it serves had significant, unmet oral health needs and less access to dental care prior to joining the plan, suggesting greater access to care after enrollment.

  • Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

    A Public Policy Center study shows the need for integrating dental care into the coordinated, population-based health home care model, which has arisen out of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) emphasis on delivery system changes.  A health home, as defined by the ACA, offers coordinated care to individuals with multiple chronic health conditions, including mental health and substance use dis

  • Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

    A recent study by the Public Policy Center evaluated provider adequacy during the first year of the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan.  

     

  • Thursday, September 17th, 2015

    New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau have reported that Iowa’s uninsured rate has fallen nearly 2 percent in the last year, according to an article by the Quad-City Times, based in Davenport, Iowa.

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