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According to a new study conducted by Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Liberty Mutual, nearly a quarter of teens — 23 percent — have driven under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or illegally used prescription drugs at some point during their driving career.
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Join a broad group of community stakeholders for an informational session that brings national experts in to examine developing an Iowa Community Care Coordination solution. The event will be held at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines, Ia., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Today is the LAST day to submit a proposal for this year's interdisciplinary health research student poster session. Don't miss out on this opportunity to showcase your work and possibly win $100!
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Morgan Price, an undergraduate research assistant at the Public Policy Center, was chosen to meet President Barack Obama at a White House reception during African American History Month this February after appearing in Mary F. Morten's documentary, "Woke Up Black."
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Human Factors and Vehicle Safety Research Program Director Dan McGehee comments on Des Moines city officials decision to install DriveCam surveillance cameras in City of Des Moines vehicles to improve workers' driving habits.
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The Housing Policy Program has completed a report for Habitat of Humanity of Iowa describing the economic impacts of affiliates in 2011. The report quantifies impacts to Iowa’s economy that result from money directly spent and wages directly paid by Habitat affiliates.
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An upcoming event presented by the Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy and Housing & Land Use Policy Program at the Public Policy Center, IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering and the Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa; and Legion Arts.
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Human Factor and Vehicle Safety Research Program Director Dan McGehee comments in the Des Moines Register about a recent study by AT&T showing that more than half of adults text and drive, despite knowing it is dangerous to do so. 
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Our next Legislative Lunch & Learn session will feature the University of Iowa's Dan Reed and David Hensley who will discuss the University of Iowa and economic development with Iowa legislators on March 25th in Des Moines.
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Transportation policy director Paul Hanley is featured in today's Daily Iowan article about "Iowa officials eyeing funding sources beyond gas tax for road repair." 
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An interdisciplinary academic research center at the University of Iowa
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Who We Are

The Public Policy Center (PPC) is an interdisciplinary academic research center in the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) that investigates the most important issues affecting our daily lives. Our research is focused on Iowa and beyond. We also assist other researchers with their research and serve to bring the resources and expertise of the University to policy makers, and the public.

Our Mission

To provide policymakers and the public with information to make our lives and communities thrive in sustainable ways through academic research.

Three activities are used to fulfill this mission:

  1. Conduct externally funded academic research
  2. Stimulate and support interdisciplinary research on campus
  3. Engage the public by sharing the expertise and resources of the PPC and University