Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Health

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.
The La Follette School is one of nine institutions nationwide to be awarded a grant to provide insights into health reform, including issues related to state-level implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act.
Contributions from alumni and friends of the La Follette School are helping two students focus their public affairs careers on energy analysis and health-care management.
Fred Olson believes service to the nation must be honored. Since 2009, the retired Army colonel has been devoting his attention to the Honor Flight program that raises money to organize charter trips for World War II veterans to visit the World War II Memorial and other memorials in Washington, D.C., dedicated to their service and sacrifices.
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