Our promise is to improve the lives of all Americans by giving policymakers access to high-quality information and engaging citizens as active participants in the formation of public policy.

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement is located at Drake University and serves as a venue and catalyst for dynamic non-partisan research, learning, and outreach to promote understanding of the policy issues to which Senator Tom Harkin devoted his career.

COVID-19 resources for people with disabilities

The coronavirus carries unique risks for high-risk individuals including the elderly and people with disabilities. The Harkin Institute is gathering resources specifically helpful for these groups

Don’t take public health for granted and do what you can to stop the spread of COVID-19

We need to consider the long-term implications on our county and our attitudes towards public health, but there also is a lot we can do in the short-term, as individuals, neighbors, consumers and constituents.

Learn more about key takeaways from the 2018 Harkin Summit, including core concepts, ideas, and best practices.

Apply: D.C. Experience Scholarship

Let The Harkin Institute cover your housing and travel costs.

 

 

 

Apply now for Summer 2020! This scholarship is available to undergraduate students with financial need.

2019 HOW Report

The 2019 Harkin on Wellness Report shares best practices for how communities and organizations can invest in health.

Address: 2429 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

Phone: (515) 271-3623

Fax Number: (515) 271-3631

Email: harkininstitute@drake.edu

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.