Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Health

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.
Health-care reimbursement experts have concluded that the dominant fee-for-service model has resulted in incentives to provide more, not better, care. In a seminar at noon on Tuesday, March 13, in the La Follette school conference room, the director of the Population Health Institute will review current thinking and practice on the best ways to move away from fee-for-service reimbursement.
With a network of schools, scholars and problem-solvers across the country, the La Follette School is responding to the Startup America Policy Challenge.

As Mental Health America of Wisconsin's director of public policy, 1990 alum Shel Gross keeps in mind that structural change takes a long time, and success depends on the many people with a stake in the system.

By the time Shaun Hernandez was wrapping up his bachelor's degree, he was pretty sure he wouldn't go on to medical school.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lierman joins health venture capital company

1971 alum Terry Lierman is busy helping to create good jobs in energy and health care. He has started a new venture capital and consulting company after stepping down in late 2011 as chief of staff for U.S. House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Stanchfield stewards pensions

As executive director of the District of Columbia Retirement Board, Eric Stanchfield, a 1982 alum, oversees the investment of pension assets and the administration of pension benefits. The District of Columbia Retirement Board is a public pension agency with assets of approximately $4 billion serving police officers, firefighters and teachers.
La Follette School director Tom DeLeire will discuss state expansion of health insurance coverage to low-income childless adults on Thursday, December 1, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.
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