Incorporating different service requirements in a single joint aircraft design can lead to greater program complexity, increased technical risk, and weight in excess of what an individual service needs.
Although three options put forward to help people keep their old health insurance plans all would cause some disruption of the risk pools that are important to the insurance exchanges, none of the changes would be severe enough to threaten their viability.
The benefits system and employment services in England are under pressure from an increasing number of clients with anxiety and depression. Piloting four interventions that address mental health and employment outcomes together would provide much-needed evidence on what works best.
What factors create and perpetuate environments susceptible to insurgency, terrorism, and other extremist violence and instability? Twelve are presented to inform military decisions on allocation of analytic and security assistance resources.
The cardiovascular and diabetes-related care that women receive—and their relevant health outcomes—both lag behind those of men. This is true even for routine care, such as cholesterol monitoring and control. Awareness of this disparity is limited, in part, because quality of care is not routinely measured and reported by gender.
Coalition forces' defeat of an uprising in Sadr City helped consolidate the Government of Iraq's authority, contributing significantly to the attainment of contemporary U.S. operational objectives in Iraq.
U.S. policymakers should be concerned about the number, size, and activity of al Qa'ida and other Salafi-jihadist groups. Some of these groups pose a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, embassies, and citizens overseas, while others are currently targeting local regimes.
Employers and policymakers should not assume that workplace wellness programs will reduce health care costs. Researchers found that while the disease management component of a large program was associated with lower costs, its lifestyle management component was not.
The four-part RAND toolkit is designed to help those overseeing portfolios of multiple programs understand, evaluate, and improve program performance. This research brief describes the purpose of each part.
The RAND Program Manager's Guide is a tool to help assess program performance, consider options for improvement, implement solutions, then assess how well the changes worked, with the intention of helping those responsible for managing or implementing programs.
Despite supporting more than 200 psychological health and traumatic brain injury programs, the Department of Defense lacks a way to develop, track, and assess the performance of this portfolio. RAND researchers developed a toolkit to support decision-making regarding continued program support and expansion.
The RAND Program Classification Tool is an instrument containing questions and response options across eight key domains that allows for the consistent description of programs in the same content area. Such data can help program portfolio managers compare programs, avoid duplication, and target technical assistance.
The RAND Online Measure Repository is a tool that contains descriptions of 171 measures to support monitoring and evaluation of psychological health and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) programs. Detailed information is provided for each measure in an online searchable database, including measure domains, uses, psychometrics, and costs.
If the outlook in Southeast Asia deteriorates, the U.S. Army role should be increase security cooperation, conclude new regional basing agreements, expand disaster assistance, and create policies to encourage risk-averse Chinese behavior.
In a large employee wellness program offered by PepsiCo, efforts to help employees manage chronic illnesses saved $3.78 in health care costs for every $1 invested in the effort. However, the program's lifestyle management components that encourage healthy living did not deliver returns that were higher than the costs.
Impact now plays a role in the allocation of research funding to UK universities through the Research Excellence Framework (REF), presenting universities with a new challenge: how best to capture research results and construct submissions to the REF. ImpactFinder is an analysis and advice package to help senior research leaders determine how best to identify research with the greatest impact and present it to the REF panels.
Self-driving vehicles offer the promise of significant benefits to society, but raise several policy challenges, including the need to update insurance liability regulations and privacy concerns such as who will control the data generated by this technology.
Failing to predict the number of Air Force billet vacancies that will require an advanced academic degree can be difficult, and can lead to shortfalls or an oversupplies of officers with specific degrees and academic specialties.