The Harkin Institute is committed to providing valuable nonpartisan resources, including research, white papers, infographics and other materials that help explain the policies and legislation Senator Tom Harkin worked hard to implement throughout his career and to further our understanding of policy issues to which Senator Harkin dedicated his career.
Analysis of Iowa’s Child Care Assistance Database
This paper describes the process by which data from Iowa’s Child Care Assistance Database was analyzed. The outcomes of the analysis and recommendations are provided along with descriptions highlighting the relevance of the measurement to policy and practice.
Strategies to Improve Healthy Eating in SNAP
The Harkin Institute and the Center for Science in the Public Interest held in-person stakeholder convenings, individual interviews with SNAP recipients, interviews with food retails, and state-wide polling and used the data gathered to create the following report, which offers recommendations to inform the potential impact, feasibility, barriers, and supports for future pilot projects to test strategies to better support healthy eating among SNAP recipients.
2019 Harkin on Wellness Report
The 2019 Harkin on Wellness (HOW) Report provides detailed information about 10 successful community wellness and nutrition initiatives from around the United States. The report is designed to share best practices for how communities and organizations can invest in health. The 2019 designees were recognized for their work strategically connecting food systems with health and wellness.
Jordanian Disability Law Infographic
In 2017, the Jordan government passed a disability law modeled after the United States’ Americans with Disabilities Act. To commemorate this important step in the protection of rights of Jordanians with disabilities, student employees at The Harkin Institute created an infographic in English and Arabic that provides and outline of this landmark legislation.
2018 Harkin on Wellness Report
The 2018 Harkin on Wellness (HOW) Report provides detailed information about 11 successful community wellness and nutrition initiatives from around the United States. The report is designed to share best practices for how communities and organizations can invest in health.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975 improved accessibility to education for students with disabilities. This act granted students the right to free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment. Since its passage, the performance of students with disabilities has improved greatly in almost every aspect of education.
Television Decoder Circuitry Act
The Television Decoder Circuitry Act of 1990 made television more accessible to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. This infographic series shows the progress television and the TDCA has undergone over the years.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Often referred to as “The Emancipation of the Disabled,” the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of Senator Tom Harkin’s most well-known pieces of legislation. This series of infographics provides general facts about the ADA and explains in detail the bill’s five major titles.
Employment for People With Disabilities
Senator Tom Harkin has made expanding the rights of people with disabilities his life’s work. This infographic series provides a quick glance into the employment of people with disabilities globally.