Iowa

Child Health Extramural Research by State and Country

Principal Investigator: Damiano, Peter
Title: Dental Access and Costs for Children in a SCHIP Program
Institution: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
E-mail: peter-damiano@uiowa.edu
Project Dates: 09/30/02-09/29/04
Project No.: R03 HS13410
Summary: The purpose of this study is to determine (1) dental services utilization for children in the Iowa SCHIP and Medicaid programs; (2) factors related to unmet dental need for children; (3) factors related to "self-reported" unmet dental need for children; and (4) costs associated with providing dental care for children in both programs and whether there is pent-up demand for dental care.

Principal Investigator: Herwaldt, Loreen
Title: Blood Product Transfusions and Safe Practices Implementation*
Institution: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
E-mail: loreen-herwaldt@uiowa.edu
Project Dates: 09/30/03-09/29/05
Project No.: UC1 HS14312
Summary: This study will track and execute identity checks when blood samples are collected, transported, and analyzed, and when blood products are released from the blood bank and administered to patients. Identity checks will be conducted with handheld wireless barcode devices at the point of care. Barcodes attached to blood products and patients will be scanned and the resulting information will be fed automatically into a new online "check" application that will provide immediate notification of any mismatches. The project will compare the proportion of mislabeled blood specimens, mislabeled blood products, and misidentified patients before and after the implementation. This study will create the information systems technology necessary for numerous other patient safety efforts. Children will be included in the study in the same numbers and proportions they represent in the patient population. Minorities and women will also participate in this research.

Principal Investigator: Osterberg, David
Title: Asthma Education Conference for Tribal Health Officers Serving the Aberdeen Area—September, 2006 (Rapid City, SD)
Institution: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
E-mail: david-osterberg@uiowa.edu
Project Dates: 06/01/06-05/31/07
Project No.: R13 HS16435
Summary: The goal of this regional conference was to advance the state of knowledge of asthma among tribal health representatives and directors, Indian Health Service staff, emergency medical workers, nurses, and pediatricians working with 18 tribes in the region served by the Northern Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center, in an effort to transform this knowledge into better medical services and heightened understanding of this condition in their communities. The conference focused on childhood asthma among Native Americans in the Northern Plains region and served to inform representatives of the Northern Plains tribal health agencies about the current state of asthma research and treatment, potential environmental health triggers, prevention strategies, and environmental improvement measures. Additionally, the conference addressed exposure to common indoor and outdoor contaminants including, but not limited to, environmental tobacco smoke, allergens and endotoxins; molds and insects; biological and chemical contaminants; emmisions from wood-burning stoves; and motor vehicle exhaust.

*Project includes children or children's health care issues but does not focus exclusively on children.

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Current as of March 2009
Internet Citation: Iowa: Child Health Extramural Research by State and Country. March 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/child-state-country/stlist_ia.html