In his 1964 State of the Union address, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an "unconditional war on poverty." Fifty years later, many of the War on Poverty programs established during LBJ’s Great Society are still in place, yet poverty is still a major problem in America. This LBJ School video journal series will follow students and a professor in one PRP (Policy Research Project) class as they go through the school year developing a bold new approach, building on the strengths of our history, and learning from our past mistakes.
Clinical Professor Angela Evans is an exemplar of leadership and education in the public policy arena. Her achievements in advancing public policy have spanned a career in Washington, D.C. where she served as Deputy Director of the Congressional Research Service. Now at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, Professor Evans has distinguished herself as a dedicated and much beloved educator of a new generation of public leaders.
Professor Todd Olmstead is directing a policy research project with students aimed at rethinking the delivery of pre-hospital emergency care. Throughout the year, the students taking the PRP will brainstorm alternate points of contact and protocols for improving patient-centered, out-of-hospital care.