U.S. Army leadership requested that the word “disorder” be removed from “posttraumatic stress disorder” but the APA voted to retain it. Few studies demonstrate stigmatization among U.S. military service members with PTSD or measure the extent to which PTSD-related social stigma reduces the utilization of treatment.
A one-year delay in requiring large employers to provide health insurance to their workers will not significantly hurt the goals of the Affordable Care Act, but a repeal of the requirement would seriously undermine financial support for the law.
To help the Center for Strategic Intelligence Research (CSIR) of the National Intelligence University (NIU) better identify collaborative research opportunities, topics, and processes with Intelligence Community research entities, this study details the results of interviews about these research entities, their responsibilities, and their willingness to support interagency research with NIU.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has funded 108 Health Care Innovation Awards through the Affordable Care Act. Award recipients are those who propose compelling new models of service delivery or payment improvements that promise to deliver better health, better health care, and lower costs through improved quality of care for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program enrollees.
A toolkit developed to measure the impacts and outcomes of local regulations designed to restrict sales of products harmful to children will help those who regulate alcohol, tobacco, knives, fireworks, sun beds and gambling to measure the progress of their work.
The Nuclear Waste Administration Act (S. 1240) appears to strike a balance between the competing values of public accountability and insulation from political influence, write Lynn Davis and Debra Knopman.
Professionals today are expected to respond to more variables at a faster rate than was the case even a decade ago. What do ambassadors, chief executive officers, military personnel, and physicians believe creates surprise, how do they respond to it, and how can the effects of surprise be mitigated?
The Unseen War
offers a comprehensive assessment of the role of allied air power in the three weeks of major combat that ended the rule of Iraq's Saddam Hussein in 2003. Author Benjamin Lambeth fills a longstanding gap in the literature on modern warfare by telling, in full, the story of the role of air power for the first time.
Summer learning programs may help close the achievement gap between low- and higher-income children if done well, but they are sometimes an afterthought or not offered at all, especially when education budgets are tight. Starting the planning process early, hiring the right teachers, and other best practices can help ensure success.
This easy-to-use, self-guided online training shows organizations and communities how to strengthen their resilience, helping them recover and learn from disaster—both natural and man-made.
The most important steps school districts can take to implement an effective summer learning program are to begin planning at least six months in advance and to include both district and summer site leaders in the process.
Since women are almost twice as likely as men to experience depression and most women age 15 to 50 have children, maternal depression is an important issue. This report informs policymakers and practitioners of evidence connecting maternal depression and negative outcomes for both mother and child.
Health programs run by religious congregations may be small-scale, but congregations are skilled at identifying local needs that are going unmet.
An examination of the impact of implementing a resource-based relative value scale to pay for physician and other practitioner services under the California workers' compensation system finds in the aggregate across all services, allowances are projected to increase 11.9 percent.
The Internet of Things (IoT) may challenge conventional business, market, policy and societal models. This research aims to inform a consistent European policy stance capable of fostering a dynamic and trustworthy IoT that meets these challenges.
Neighborhood parks can support vigorous physical activity, but they are underutilized. Efforts to promote vigorous activity in local parks could help both child development and adult physical fitness.
An effective national strategy on border control needs to recognize the predominant motivations behind illegal border crossings — pursuit of economic opportunities through the U.S. labor market or by smuggling goods, or those intended to support terrorist activity.
As the threat to forward-deployed U.S. forces grows, particularly in East Asia, the Pentagon has been pursuing a strategy known as Air-Sea Battle which could precipitate an arms race and make a crisis more likely to lead to hostilities.
This infographic presents findings from a national survey on workplace wellness programs, including typical components, incentives for participation, and levels of employee engagement.
The Asia-Pacific region bears the brunt of the majority of the world's natural disasters and is home to key U.S. allies. In an effort to improve the effectiveness of such operations, this report analyzes recent HA/DR operations in Burma, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Japan, and identifies lessons that can be applied in the future.