SoHE News & Events: Sep 13–19

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Helping caregivers care for themselves, too

UW Health recently highlighted the work of Dr. Kristin Litzelman, SoHE assistant professor of human development and family studies, examining the impact of caregiver well-being on patient outcomes, which she finds to be an often overlooked but critical factor in patient well-being. View the full story to learn about her public-facing work with the organizations Covering Wisconsin and Wisconsin Family Caregiving and Support Alliance to help caregivers access resources for themselves and their care recipients.

SoHE debuts new financial tips column in Badger Herald: “Badger$ense”

This week, the Financial Life Skills program, newly re-branded as Badger$ense Financial Life Skills, debuted a new student-authored, regular column in the Badger Herald campus newspaper. Each month, a different member of the Badger$ense Peer Educator team will offer timely tips for their fellow students on saving, spending, budgeting, and more. Read the first column, full of back-to-school budgeting recommendations, from SoHE junior Mckayla Johnson, who is majoring in personal finance and economics.

The labor behind your kids’ school lunches

Dr. Jennifer Gaddis, assistant professor of civil society and community studies, joined America’s Work Force Radio on Tuesday to discuss her new book, The Labor of Lunch: Why We Need Real Food and Real Jobs in American Public Schools. Listen to the full interview here.

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