Health Policy Research Coordinator Felicia Pieper, and Student Researcher Grace Ryan presented a poster at the UI College of Public Health's HEAL Summit. The poster was about a needs assessment done for Dr. Natoshia Askelson’s (Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, UI College of Public Health and Researcher, Health Policy Research Program) Pregnancy Assistance Fund Project, which assists pregnant and parenting students at three Iowa community colleges. The poster, "Where Expectant and Parenting Community College Studentes Seek Information: Implications for Community College Programming," focused on a subset of data from the needs assessment which asked participants where they prefer to get information for specific health topics.
HEAL’s mission is to promote health equity through community-engaged public health research and practice, with a particular emphasis on communities in the state of Iowa and Midwest region that experience inequities. HEAL’s Annual Science of Health Equity Summit highlights current evidence-based health equity work being done here at the University of Iowa as well as by the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health in Minneapolis-St. Paul, among others.