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.