Alison is the lead researcher on the What Works for Health Database, a research and translation effort that was initially developed with funding from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin. This database aims to provide community leaders, coalitions, and others with promising strategies to respond effectively to their health priorities. The database summarizes research from reviews, journal articles, reports, and non-partisan experts, rating the effectiveness of policies and programs that affect health behaviors, social & economic factors, the physical environment, and clinical care.
Prior to this project, Alison served as lead staff for the privacy and consumer-related activities of Wisconsin’s eHealth Care Quality and Patient Safety Board and partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to design and implement evaluations of various efforts, including: a CDC funded integration pilot program, an assessment of Wisconsin’s progress towards its Healthiest Wisconsin 2010 goals, and a Safe and Drug Free Schools data project. Alison also served as data manager for the Institute’s BadgerCare Plus evaluation and helped create an evidence-based public health practice web site for Wisconsin's Division of Public Health.
Alison came to UWPHI from the Wisconsin Department of Administration, following four years in the non-profit sector. She holds a Masters degree in Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin’s La Follette School of Public Affairs.
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