Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, April 8, 2013

Reducing poverty improves public health, alum notes in op-ed

Interconnected socioeconomic factors affect public health, 2012 alum Carly Hood notes in an opinion piece published last week by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Research shows people with lower incomes do not live as long as people with greater wealth, and they report poorer health, says Hood, a population health fellow at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Population Health Institute. Policies that reduce poverty can also improve people's health outcomes.

Read the op-ed