Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Health

Professor Jason Fletcher encourages use of social ties to help people improve their health behaviors in a post the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Human Capital Blog.

James Gultry uses the keen policy analysis skills he learned at the La Follette Institute every day as he prepares a contract or agreement between the U.S. Agency for International Development and nongovernmental organizations working in Ghana, Liberia, Benin, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Pakistan, Afghanistan and most recently Ethiopia.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Seminar to discuss Affordable Care Act

Economist Barbara Wolfe and first-year student Maria Serakos and will speak on "The Affordable Care Act: One Year Later" in a noon seminar on Tuesday, November 25, in the La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Economist to speak Nov. 18

Early life circumstances and life-cycle labor market outcomes will be discussed at noon seminar Tuesday, November 18, in the La Follette School conference room.

Mark Japinga hopes to find a behind-the-scenes balance between politics and policy, a happy medium that a Master of Public Affairs degree from the La Follette School will help him achieve.

Twenty-nine La Follette School students are going to Chicago on Thursday, November 6, for a career development visit that culminates with an alumni reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce in the Wrigley Building, Suite 900, 410 N. Michigan Avenue.

Professor Pamela Herd will discuss whether being smarter makes a person healthier at a seminar on Tuesday, October 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Networking event features DHS analyst

The La Follette School’s Policy After Work Series starts at Wednesday, September 24, with 2006 alum Christian Moran, a budget and policy analyst with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The networking session is 5-7 p.m. at Brocach, 7 West Main Street.

La Follette School student Sierra Fischer is promoting strong and safe communities by helping the National Council on Crime and Delinquency calculate how many probation and parole agents, supervisors and support staff are needed at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and predict future workload demand.

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