RAND developed a fidelity monitoring protocol composed of adherence and competence measures based on the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) for the California Mental Health Services Authority.
Mar 7, 2017
Characteristics and Proximal Outcomes of Calls Made to Suicide Crisis Hotlines in California: Variability Across Centers
Because individuals calling a suicide crisis hotline generally cannot choose the center or responder who will take their call, it is critical to promote quality across all call centers and minimize variability in operating procedures.
Jul 14, 2016
Implementing Evidence-Based Suicide Prevention Training in Communities: Implications for Quality Improvement
Suicide prevention trainings are implemented to equip the public's ability to intervene with those who are at-risk, but their implementation is not often monitored for quality.
Nov 30, 2015
California's Statewide Mental Health Prevention and Early Intervention Initiatives Show Promising Early Results, But Sustained Investment Is Needed
Summarizes findings from an evaluation of a set of California initiatives to help reduce mental health stigma and discrimination, prevent suicide, and improve student mental health.
Sep 16, 2015
Report describes the methods for developing and testing a silent monitoring protocol for California suicide crisis call centers to evaluate call content and quality, document staff strengths and weaknesses, and identify areas for further training.
Sep 10, 2015
Reports on an evaluation of California suicide intervention training workshops to provide evidence that training is delivered with fidelity and adherence to the workshop's design, as well as with high quality.
Aug 12, 2014
Substance use, housing instability, and transactional sex all contribute to HIV risk engagement among homeless women.
May 1, 2013
Summarizes key RAND studies on the causes of obesity, its economic and health consequences, and potential strategies for prevention, including work on health care costs, junk food, food deserts, school meals, and proximity of parks.
Aug 3, 2011
Discretionary Calorie Intake a Priority for Obesity Prevention: Results of Rapid Participatory Approaches in Low-Income US Communities
Reducing consumption of salty snacks, candy, cookies may be more effective than exercise in combating obesity
Sep 1, 2010
Developing a Tripartite Prevention Program for Impoverished Young Women Transitioning to Young Adulthood: Addressing Substance Use, HIV Risk, and Victimization by Intimate Partners
Little is known about the transition to adulthood for adolescent females and young women who are impoverished and homeless.
The authors tested the Power of YOU with 31 homeless women (ages 18-25) in 7 focus groups. Results from this pilot suggest that The Power of YOU may hold promise in helping homeless young women in the transition to adulthood make healthier choices and plan for high-risk situations, and that the nonconfrontational, nonjudgmental approach of MI appeared appropriate for this population.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis C Virus Testing Services at Syringe Exchange Programs: Availability and Outcomes
Efforts to increase the availability of HIV and HCV testing services at syringe exchange programs and the use of existing testing services are needed.
This article describes the SSE practices of IDUs attending 23 SEPs in the state of California during 2002.
Unmet Need for Recommended Preventive Health Services Among Clients of California Syringe Exchange Programs: Implications for Quality Improvement
The authors examined use of recommended preventive services by clients of 23 Syringe exchange programs (SEPs) throughout California.
Using Classroom Artifacts to Measure Instructional Practices in Middle School Mathematics: A Two-State Field Test
The purpose of this research is to determine whether we can use classroom artifacts as the basis for making valid judgments about the presence of reform-oriented teaching practices in middle-school mathematics classes.
Dec 1, 2005
Multiple sexual partnerships, sex work, and unprotected intercourse are common among injection drug users (IDUs).
Nov 25, 2005
Condom Attitudes and Behaviors Among Injection Drug Users Participating in California Syringe Exchange Programs
Examines condom attitudes, preferences, barriers, and use among a sample of 550 injection drug using clients of syringe exchange programs in California.
The objective of this study was to examine correlates of sexual risk among injection drug users (IDUs).
Role of Black Churches in Health Promotion Programs: Lessons from the Los Angeles Mammography Promotion in Churches Program
Assesses pastor-level factors that affect the successful recruitment and implementation of community-based health promotion programs in Black churches