• 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.

  • Pacheco presents at commissioned conference

    Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

    Julianna Pacheco recently presented at a commissioned conference at the University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs.

  • McKernan to lead project for the American Dental Association

    Thursday, February 8th, 2018

    The Public Policy Center's Health Policy Research program received a 14-month, $69,000 grant from the American Dental Association. Dr. Susan McKernan, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, UI College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, and PPC researcher, is the primary on the project. Dr. Peter Damiano, professor, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, UI College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, and director of the PPC and its Health Policy Research Program is a co-investigator.

  • Fall 2017 Wonk Wednesdays available online

    Monday, February 5th, 2018

    Recordings of the Fall 2017 Wonk Wednesday series are available online.

  • PPC students recognized in 2018 Dare to Discover campaign

    Friday, February 2nd, 2018

    PPC student researchers spotlighted in OVPR&ED banner campaign