Apr 25, 2016
The interactive Pardee RAND Food-Energy-Water Index allows those interested in improving development to understand the dominant sources of insecurity in a nation and identify cases where many sources of insecurity are interrelated.
RAND Gulf States reports and working papers are organized by six main categories; below is a list of the most recent RAND publications on the Gulf Coast states:
The US HIV/AIDS epidemic is concentrated in the Deep South, yet factors contributing to HIV transmission are not fully understood. We examined relationships between substance use, sexual partnership characteristics, and condom non-use in an African American sample of STI clinic attendees in Jackson, Mississippi.
In this report, RAND researchers provide evidence that teachers in Louisiana are thinking about and implementing their state standards in ways that are significantly different from teachers in other states and examine Louisiana Department of Education strategies that might be contributing to these results.
Part of a series highlighting innovative models and best practices for leveraging local health departments' involvement in Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act outreach and enrollment, this report describes a case study on New Orleans, Louisiana, that captures nuanced differences in how health departments support these efforts, identifies facilitators and barriers to these approaches, and develop lessons learned from these activities.
This report summarizes seven case studies to highlight innovative models and best practices from seven case studies that leverage local health department (LHD) efforts in Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act outreach and enrollment to facilitate knowledge transfer to other geographic regions. Also, they provide guidance and insight into the current and future role of LHDs, as states continue to enroll residents in health insurance coverage.
The 2009-2010 Displaced New Orleans Residents Survey (DNORS) is a study of individuals and families who resided in New Orleans, Louisiana, prior to Hurricane Katrina. DNORS assessed the medium-term social, demographic, health, and economic outcomes five years after the hurricane. This documentation provides an overview of DNORS, and serves as a guide and codebook for researchers interested in the public use or restricted versions of these data.