Health News

  • Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

    The UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center joined other National Cancer Institute designated cancer centers across the country in issuing a statement urging Americans to get human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations of adolescents back on schedule.

  • Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

    Natoshia Askelson will lead a project to examine COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy in less densely populated areas of Iowa and to promote community confidence in the vaccine.

  • Monday, May 24th, 2021

    Tessa Heeren, evaluation research specialist in the Health Policy Research Program, is part of a team at the the Law, Health Policy & Disability Center (LHPDC) that was recently awarded a $35,000 grant from the Nellie Ball Trust Research Fund to support a one-year research project in collaboration with Polk County Health Services (PCHS) and the Polk County Jail Diversion Program.

  • Monday, May 10th, 2021

    Charlie Arndt, a graduate research fellow in the Health Policy Research Program, presented her poster, "Factors Affecting Access to Dental Care for Seniors in Rural Iowa" at the National Oral Health Conference® (NOHC) on Saturday, April 24.

  • Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

    Dr. Julie Reynolds was awarded a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Maternal and Child Health Bureau, to study access to Medicaid dental care among pregnant women and young children.

  • Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

    A ten-state project funded by the CDC examined utilization of emergency and inpatient care for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and was published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

  • Friday, March 12th, 2021

    The Active Ottumwa Podcast series, through the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center for Rural Health, was released this week. Natoshia Askelson, research fellow in the Health Policy Research Program, is the deputy director and center PI for the organization.

  • Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

    26 students participated in the inaugural Summer Policy Research Institute (SPRI), a six- to eight-week program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in policy research

  • Thursday, October 1st, 2020

    Research in Brief will highlight our PPC researchers' work in this series of brief videos.  In this episode, director Pete Damiano talks about his work on access to health insurance.

  • Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

    Megan Ronnenberg, a doctoral student in Social Work, will work on her project, Childcare Hardship in Iowa, as a summer scholar.