Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Health

Second-year students Miriam Palmer and Selina Eadie appeared on television on WKOW Channel 27 News on March 28, at 5 p.m. to discuss suggestions they and three other students have for reducing childhood obesity.
The La Follette School team that won a national competition with their recommendations for reducing child obesity will appear on television on WKOW Channel 27 News today, March 28, at 5 p.m.
Alumni and friends are invited to watch the La Follette School team present in a national public policy competition at about 3:45 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in Washington, D.C., at American University's Mary Graydon Center 4.
Students can learn about job opportunities in health informatics at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in an information session on with Friday, March 15, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Students win policy competition

A team of five La Follette School students has won first place in a regional public affairs competition and now moves on to national competition.
Five students are heading to Ohio State University to compete in the regional of a national public affairs competition March 1-2 — after they present their strategies for combating childhood obesity on Thursday, February 28, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.
Thursday, February 7, 2013

Lu values practical training

Jiaqi Lu is confident technical skills in policy analysis will help him find work with an international organization and help him advance reforms underway in China. "I want to learn knowledge and skills about how to solve social issues and do my best to make some contribution to build a better world for everyone," the first-year international public affairs student says.

Helena Lefkow helps smooth billing and claims processes for hospitals and their patients. The La Follette School alum is project manager of patient financial services with the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, an association of more than 150 hospitals and health-care organizations.

Thanks to 1987 alum John Rohrer and an integrated team of health care professionals, veterans in rural Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula are able to access medical services without having to drive hundreds of miles to a Veterans Affairs medical center.

A cost-benefit analysis by La Follette School students is cited several times in a health impact assessment of the predicted results of increased funds for treatment alternative and diversion programs, which include drug and alcohol treatment courts, day reporting centers, and mental health treatment courts.

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