Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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."

Early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease could save millions or even billions of dollars while simultaneously improving care, according to new work by La Follette School professor Dave Weimer and co-author Mark Sager, director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

The cost and quality of health care are often on David Weimer's mind — and he frequently proposes ways to contain those costs.

Early detection of and intervention with Alzheimer's disease creates  net social benefits and Medicaid savings. La Follette School professor David Weimer will discuss this finding of a cost-benefit analysis at the Neuroscience and Public Policy Seminar on Friday, April 16, at 4 p.m. in Bardeen Medical Laboratories.

The Pioneer Institute selected La Follette School Professor Dave Weimer and Dr. Mark Sager as runners-up in its 2017 Better Government Competition. Weimer and Sager, an emeritus gerontologist at UW–Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health, created a life-course model of Alzheimer’s patients to assess the costs and benefits to families and government of early detection.

Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00

Weimer, Yackee named faculty fellows

David Weimer and Susan Yackee are the first two Daniel Louis and Genevieve Rustvold Goldy Faculty Fellows.

Alum Ben Winig is partnering with communities around the United States so people can lead healthier lives by making the healthy choice the easy choice. The attorney and program director at ChangeLab Solutions provides legal and policy technical assistance to state and local elected officials, government agencies and community-based organizations.
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 17:03

Wolfe discusses reducing health disparities

More work needs to be done to expand access to health care for poor and low-income Americans, La Follette School Professor Barbara Wolfe writes in a commentary published by Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity.

Professor Barbara Wolfe wants to know why people act the way they do and how society might help them make better choices.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 08:02

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.
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