• Qian Awarded Best Conference Paper at UAA Conference

    Monday, April 9th, 2018

    Haifeng Qian, Assistant Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning and PPC Social & Education Policy researcher, was awarded the Best Conference Paper award at the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) annual conference award luncheon on Friday, April 6.

  • It's Easy Being Green: Earth Week Activities

    Monday, April 9th, 2018

    The PPC will host and co-sponsor several events in celebration of Earth Week.

  • PPC Health Policy Researchers to present at NOHC

    Monday, April 2nd, 2018

    Three PPC Health Policy researchers will present at this year's National Oral Health Conference in April.

  • Damiano Weighs in on Iowa Proposal on Farm Bureau Insurance

    Monday, April 2nd, 2018

    Public Policy Center Director Peter Damiano was recently quoted in an article, "Despite Idaho's Failed Plan to Dodge Obamacare, Another State Tries," in Governing magazine. Iowa lawmakers are proposing a bill that would allow the Farm Bureau to sell health plans that are not compliant with the Affordable Care Act, despite a similar attempt in Idaho that was turned down by the Trump administration.

  • 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.

  • 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.