Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Health

Accountable care organizations are the subject of a breakfast briefing for Wisconsin legislators, their staff members, policymakers and others interested in health-care policy.

Lisa Ellinger is administrator for the Division of Insurance Services of the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds.

La Follette School director Barbara Wolfe has won a Guggenheim Fellowship. The award recognizes artists, scholars and scientists based on distinguished past achievement and exceptional future promise.
Two La Follette School of Public Affairs faculty members at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have received honors from the William T. Grant Foundation to advance the well-being of families and children.
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Crespo focuses on health, environment

Good health and a clean environment are inseparable for Jami Crespo, and she looks forward to applying her policy analysis and legal skills to ensure people have both.

A bill on drunken drivers and a pharmaceutical agent to treat alcoholism under consideration in the Wisconsin Legislature is informed by research of La Follette School director Carolyn Heinrich, who testified at a hearing on the bill on September 30.

La Follette School student Emma Hynes is one of 100 women in Milwaukee October 23-24 learning the nuts and bolts of running for elected office through a training offered by the White House Project, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to advance a diverse, critical mass of women into leadership positions.

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.

Twenty-five years ago they were juggling child care, jobs and commutes into Madison to attend their public affairs classes. Now, still drawn together by a love of political talk, the La Follette Lunch Bunch members pass around photos of grandchildren while they debate local and national politics and public policy.

An interdisciplinary symposium to examine how new forms of regulation and governance can improve health-care systems is taking today, October 9, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. "Smart Regulation: Can New Types of Governance Improve Health?" is in room 1345 of the Health Sciences Learning Center until 4:30 p.m.
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