Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Health

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.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Alum to lead Group Health

1984 La Follette alum Kevin Hayden will become CEO of Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin on February 1.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Talk to explore teen health behavior

Whether whether teens learn from each other's choices and outcomes will be explored in a La Follette School seminar on Thursday, November 15, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building.

After finding that people in Wisconsin and in the Dominican Republic encountered many of the same issues related health, environment and education, Norma-Jean Simon decided to pursue a dual degree in public health and public policy at the La Follette School.

Second-year student Tawsif Anam shared information with Wisconsin lawmakers about federal regulations related to the treatment of vulnerable adults diagnosed with dementia.

How patients can have quality care at the end of their lives is the subject of a talk on Tuesday, October 30, at noon in the La Follette School conference room.

A recommendation from a La Follette School professor led to a possible career path for Erik Bakken.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Smeeding comments on health assistance

Poverty expert and faculty member Tim Smeeding discusses in the New York Times a policy change by the Congressional Budget Office to classify Medicare and Medicaid assistance as income.
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