Former Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and Board of Visitors Member Theola Carter pose for a photo with Forum attendees
La Follette School director Susan Webb Yackee speaks at a podium during the 2020 La Follette Forum.
Keynote speaker Mia Keeys presents to an audience in the Monona Terrace during the 2020 La Follette Forum
A pile of buttons that say "I love Public Policy"
Theresa Pichelmeyer speaks on the Caring for an Aging Population panel during the 2020 La Follette Forum

La Follette Forum: Health Policy | 2020

March 2, 2020
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center

The words "Research," "Policy," and "Practice" in a circle.The La Follette School welcomed more than 300 people to its inaugural La Follette Forum, funded by the Kohl Initiative, on Monday, March 2.

The daylong conference on critical health policy topics drew participants from across Wisconsin. Policymakers, practitioners, community leaders, and researchers engaged in conversation about innovative solutions for improving the health of Wisconsin residents. Forum recap

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Keynote Addresses

The Biggest Issues in Health Policy, as Told in 11 Tweets

Drew Altman, President & CEO, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Introduction by former Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle

Drew Altman addresses a crowd from a podium.

The Equity Impact of Health Policy in Action and Inaction

Mia Keeys, Director of Health Equity Policy & Advocacy, American Medical Association
Introduction by Linda Vakunta, Deputy Mayor, City of Madison, Wisconsin

Mia Keeys smiles while looking at her presentation slides during her keynote address.

Panel Discussions

Healthcare Coverage and Access

Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and Patient Awareness

Healthcare access panel discussion photo.

Caring for an Aging Population

Quality, Workforce, and the Patient Experience

Aging panel discussion photo

Consumer-Driven Healthcare

Impacts and Engaging Patients and Families

Consumer-driven healthcare panel photo

Personalized Medicine

Innovation, Implications, and Access

Personalized medicine discussion photo.

Societal Determinants of Health

New Models of Partnerships in Housing

Housing panel discussion photo.

Strategies for Rural Communities

Collaborations to Strengthen Health

Rural health panel discussion photo.