Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Health

Friday, September 9, 2011

DeLeire to discuss public health coverage

Public health coverage is the topic of a La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 12:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.

The shrinking world draws Hilary "H.J." Waukau to international public affairs. "The world is becoming increasingly connected in a way never seen before," he says. "The unprecedented level of exchange across borders, not only in trade, commerce and communication, but also in ideology and culture puts a premium on all of us to think about how our actions affect communities around the world."

Liz Drilias did not expect to go to prison after she graduated from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

New research by a La Follette School professor and an alum finds that a small financial incentive coupled with a written reminder prompted people who missed medical tests and screenings for diabetes to get the tests.

Three years in Japan gave Rachel Johnson such intriguing insight into domestic social policy that now she is exploring U.S. domestic policy by earning a Master of Public Affairs degree at the La Follette School.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wolfe to give Lampman lecture

La Follette School professor Barbara L. Wolfe will explore whether health-care reform can break the link between poverty and poor health when she gives the Robert Lampman Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, June 21, from 4:30-6 p.m. in Grainger Hall.
Thursday, June 2, 2011

Teen fatherhood limits education

Teen fatherhood lowers the odds a young man will graduate from high school but increases his odds of employment or joining the military, a new study co-authored by La Follette School economist Barbara Wolfe finds.
La Follette School faculty have been sharing their insights in the media.
Health systems reform in Latin America is the subject of a seminar on Tuesday, April 26, at noon at the La Follette School.

An in-depth look by La Follette School students at services for frail older adults and people with physical and developmental disabilities is helping the Wisconsin Department of Health Services improve those services and the collection and organization of data.

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