Connecting Policymakers and Professionals to
Build Research-Based Family Policy
The Iowa Family Impact Seminar works with an advisory council made up of bipartisan house and senate leaders, university extension staff and educators to identify upcoming family policy issues and seminar topics.
Not only do we host seminar series on family-related issues for policy makers, we also send regular digital newsletters with current nonpartisan research on future policy issues like healthcare, childhood education, mental health and other pertinent policy that impacts Iowan families. After each seminar, we provide a briefing that can be used by policymakers to make informed policy decisions.
Our most recent seminar focused on Aging in Iowa and the Policy Implications of Changing Demographics. Our upcoming seminar will focus on brain development, specifically in youth.