Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 07:09

Coleman advances women's health

Michele Coleman wants to know why people make the decisions they do about their health to help them lead healthier lives.  To that end, the public affairs and public health dual-degree candidate is presenting a paper about the influence of religion on the abortion decision-making process and experience at a national conference.
La Follette School professor Jason M. Fletcher has won the 2013-2014 prize for the Best Research in Health & Society from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Wisconsin state agencies spend substantial amounts of money to procure food for hospitals, prisons and other facilities. Curious about how nutritional guidelines could improve the diet and therefore the health of people served by these state agencies and of agency employees, Health First Wisconsin turned to the La Follette School.
Monday, 14 April 2014 06:46

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, 21 March 2014 00:00

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, 07 March 2014 08:33

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.
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