March 2, 2020
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
With generous support from Herb Kohl Philanthropies, the La Follette School of Public Affairs is pleased to announce its inaugural La Follette Forum. Our first conference will focus on health policy.
On March 2, the La Follette School is bringing together researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and community leaders to engage in conversation about innovative solutions to health policy challenges to improve the lives of Wisconsin’s residents.
The daylong conference will be at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in Madison.
Conference Program (pdf)
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. – Registration & Continental Breakfast (Ballroom)
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. – Welcome & Opening Remarks (Ballroom)
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. – Keynote by Drew Altman, President of the Kaiser Family Foundation (Ballroom)
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Break
10:30 – noon – Breakout sessions
- Healthcare Coverage and Access: Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and Patient Awareness (Lecture Hall)
- Caring for an Aging Population: Quality, Workforce, and the Patient Experience (Hall of Ideas H, I, J)
- Consumer-Driven Healthcare: Impacts and Engaging Patients and Families (Hall of Ideas E, F, G)
noon – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch & networking (Ballroom)
1:15 – 2:45 p.m. – Breakout sessions
- Personalized Medicine: Innovation, Implications, and Access (Hall of Ideas E, F, G)
- Societal Determinants of Health: New Models of Partnerships in Housing (Lecture Hall)
- Strategies for Rural Communities: Collaborations to Strengthen Health (Hall of Ideas H, I, J)
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. – Break
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Closing Keynote by Mia Keeys, Director, Health Equity Policy & Advocacy, Center for Health Equity, American Medical Association (Ballroom)
4:00 – 5:15 p.m. – Reception & Networking (Grand Terrace)
Thank you for your interest in La Follette Forum: Health Policy. Registration for this event is now closed. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions or if you need to cancel your registration.
President & CEO, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Drew Altman is an innovator in the world of foundations and a leading expert on national health policy. He founded the current-day Kaiser Family Foundation in the early 1990s, directing a complete overhaul of the Foundation’s mission, staff, and operating style.
Altman also is founding publisher of KFF’s Kaiser Health News, the largest health newsroom in the U.S., distributing coverage of health issues through major news outlets across the country.
Previously, Altman was commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services under Gov. Tom Kean. As commissioner, he developed nationally recognized initiatives in welfare reform, school-based youth services, programs for the homeless, and Medicaid managed care. Altman also was a director at the Pew Charitable Trusts and vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where he led the development of the Foundation’s programs in HIV/AIDS, health services for the homeless, and health care financing.
Altman earned his PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, did his post-doctoral work at the Harvard School of Public Health, and taught public policy at MIT before moving on to public service.
Director of Health Equity Policy and Advocacy for the American Medical Association
Mia Keeys joined the American Medical Association (AMA) in September 2019, after serving as policy director of Congresswoman Robin Kelly's Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Health Braintrust, the premier health policy arm of the CBC.
Previously, Keeys was a Kaiser Family Foundation Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholar; a fellow for the City of Philadelphia in the Deputy Mayor’s Office for Health and Opportunity; an HIV/AIDS researcher in South Africa; and a U.S. Fulbright Fellow to Indonesia, where she worked on education and public health initiatives on behalf of youth and their families.
In April 2017, the National Minority Quality Forum recognized Keeys as a 40 Under 40 Leader in Minority Health. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences also features her children’s book on health equity—Cole Blue, Full of Valor—in its national archives, "Visualizing Health Equity."
Keeys earned a master's degree in medical sociology from Vanderbilt University, and she is a doctoral student at The Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University.
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI
Several hotels are located within a 10-minute walk of the Monona Terrace, including the Hilton Hotel Monona Terrace, Best Western Premier Park Hotel, and Hyatt Place Madison Downtown.
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One of the primary goals of the La Follette Forum: Health Policy is to bring together researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and community leaders for engaging in conversation about innovative solutions to health policy challenges to improve the lives of Wisconsin’s residents. Throughout the daylong conference, participants will have several networking opportunities, including lunch and a closing reception.