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  • PPC Health Reports Cited in Families USA Fact Sheet

    Monday, March 26th, 2018

    Families USA, a foundation that conducts research and analysis on developments in health care policy, cited work by PPC Health Policy researchers in an online fact sheet, “How Medicaid Waivers Could Limit Access to Oral Health Care.”

  • Carney and Reyes receive Iowa Commissioner's Award

    Friday, March 23rd, 2018

    Cher Carney and Michelle Reyes, research associates in the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) and with the PPC's Transportation and Vehicle Safety Research program, will receive the Iowa Commissioner’s Special Award for Traffic Safety in Des Moines on April 26 to recognize their work with teen driver safety.

    To read the full story in IowaNow, click here.

  • Damiano Writes OpEd on Uninsured for "The Hill"

    Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

    PPC Director Peter Damiano had an OpEd piece published in The Hill on March 13.

  • PPC Summer Scholar-in-Residence Request for Proposals

    Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

    The PPC is accepting proposals for its Summer Scholar-in-Residence program.

  • Report: Iowa's Medicaid evaluations stand out among other states

    Monday, March 5th, 2018

    A recent article in Kaiser Health News cites a study by the Goverment Accountability Offices, which found that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and some state evaluations of Medicaid are weak. However, the article acknowledges the good work going on in some states such as Michigan and Iowa, an important indication of the PPC's strong team of Health Policy researchers and the quality of their work as independent evaluators of these programs.

  • Bruch's LGBTQ study highlighted in Fox28 news story

    Monday, March 5th, 2018

    Dr. Sarah Bruch, assistant professor in the UI Department of Sociology, and director of the PPC's Social and Education Policy Program was interviewed for a story on Fox28 about her work with the Iowa City Community School District. Bruch conducted a survey in 2016 among Iowa City students to examine their feelings of inclusiveness along gender lines. The 2017 survey was expanded to include questions on LGBTQ issues.

  • Reynolds awarded two grants for dental hygiene workforce study

    Monday, March 5th, 2018

    Dr. Julie Reynolds, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry and PPC Health Policy researcher, was awarded two grants to examine the capacity of the dental hygiene workforce in Iowa. The study will collect information about employment rates, number of hours worked, and overall contribution to public health.

  • Anthony Recognized by National Low-Income Housing Coalition

    Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

    A study by Jerry Anthony was recognized by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition.

  • Request for Proposals for CPRDC Seed Grants

    Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

    The Iowa Social Science Research Center supports access to the Central Plains Research Data Center (CPRDC) for faculty at the University of Iowa, which is a member of the CPRDC consortium.

  • Event raised funds for UI Veterans

    Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

    On Saturday, March 3, the University of Iowa Public Policy Center co-sponsored a fundraiser that raised over $10,000 to support UI student veterans.

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