Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Health

Improving nutrition and physical activity in child-care settings may be one of the best tools the state of Wisconsin could use to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity, which affects 14 percent of preschoolers and 9 percent of adolescents in the state.
Thursday, November 21, 2013

91 alum leads Wisconsin budget office

1991 alum Michael Heifetz is the new director of the Wisconsin budget office.
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Koliner helps shape health policy

Sara Koliner was in a job training session when she got a crash course on the U.S. health system. What she learned eventually brought her to the La Follette School to pursue a public affairs degree.

The university's College of Letters & Science features La Follette School professor Jason Fletcher, who joined the faculty this year. Read the online Q&A
Thursday, October 3, 2013

Red tape research cited

A guest post in a Washington Post blog cites red tape research by professors Pamela Herd and Donald Moynihan.
Economist Jason Fletcher has joined the La Follette School faculty as an associate professor of public affairs.
The U.S. secretary of health's visit to Kenya went smoothly thanks to La Follette School alum Dave Baden.

La Follette School student Kayla Brenner is spending her summer convincing businesses to do more to improve the health of people in Wisconsin communities.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Alum's company to build new headquarters

A Wisconsin company whose president has a 2006 MPA from the La Follette School has announced plans to relocate its headquarters.
A governing body of stakeholders that decides which surgeries Medicare should fund could help save money and improve health outcomes of people on Medicare, professor David L. Weimer suggests in an article in the most recent La Follette Policy Report.
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