Health News

  • Monday, July 16th, 2018

    Brad Wright represented Iowa in a panel discussion about the individual health insurance marketplace. 

  • Friday, July 13th, 2018

    Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation awarded Drs. Raymond Kuthy, Susan McKernan, and Julie Reynolds a one-year $40,000 grant

  • Thursday, July 12th, 2018

    A recent needs assessment of the Iowa Pregnancy Assistance Fund helped community colleges understand how to better serve expectant and parenting students. The results are summarized here.

  • Thursday, May 17th, 2018

    The Public Policy Center welcomed four 2018 Summer Scholars-in-Residence: Aislinn Conrad-Hiebner, Armeda Wojciak, Megan Gilster, Jessica Welburn, and returning 2017 scholar, Rebecca Kreitzer.

  • Monday, April 30th, 2018

    A PPC poster presented at the 2018 Iowa Governor's Conference on Public Health was given the "Best Fit to Theme" award.

  • Monday, April 30th, 2018

    Brenda Herrera, a Fall 2017 undergraduate researcher for the PPC, presented at the Spring Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) on April 18. Her poster, “Mechanisms Impacting Oral Health Equity in an Expanded Medicaid Program: Narratives from Program Members and Dentists,” reflects some of the work that she did while with the PPC. The project was led by Dr.

  • Friday, April 27th, 2018

    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.

  • Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

    Jennifer Sukalski was awarded the Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement at the National Oral Health Conference.

  • Friday, April 13th, 2018

    Last October, AcademyHealth hosted a meeting to explore research priorities related to the evaluation of Section 1115 Medicaid demonstrations and Section 1332 state innovation waivers. PPC Director Peter Damiano presented on Iowa’s Medicaid Expansion: Key findings related to healthy behaviors incentives.

  • Monday, April 9th, 2018

    Starmont Elementary School in Arlington, IA is one of 20 schools to benefit in part from the school meal research done at the University of Iowa, according to an article in the Cedar Valley Daily Times.