Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Health

Monday, April 14, 2014

Grad ties good health to education

2012 alum Carly Hood marked National Public Health Week with an op-ed in the April 7 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel emphasizing how education can help improve long-term population health, particularly for Wisconsin's most impoverished communities. "A solid education is an individual's primary method for securing financial stability, which not only increases access to healthy foods and safe communities but also promotes an individual's ability to provide his or her children with quality child care and educational experiences," Hood notes. Read the article …
John Maycroft, a graduate of Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, will discuss his work improving health care in Wisconsin at the La Follette School's Policy and a Pint on Wednesday, April 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brocach, 7 West Main Street.
Friday, March 21, 2014

Maxim helps countries fight pandemics

Alum Corina Maxim's job as a program officer with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a study in contrasts.

The mental health effects of unwanted births will be discussed by sociologist Pamela Herd at the La Follette School seminar at noon, Tuesday, April 1, in the school conference room.
Extra sales taxes on soda may not do anything to improve people's health, according to new research from La Follette School health economist Jason Fletcher.
Research on the impacts of childhood neighborhoods and broader environments on adult health outcomes will be discussed at a seminar on Tuesday, March 25, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building.
Friday, March 7, 2014

2002 alum wins health fellowship

2002 alum Sarah Davis has been selected to participate in the Future of Public Health Law Education: Faculty Fellowship Program.
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.

Tahira Chaudary is investing in her own education with an eye toward someday helping people in Pakistan develop their own human capital.

A section chief with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services will discuss agency management of fiscal operations and the development of good policy for Wisconsin's long-term care Medicaid programs in a noon session Friday, February 21, in the La Follette School conference room.
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