RAND has been in the vanguard of HIV research since the virus emerged on the national scene in the mid-1980s. Since then, as policy and clinical issues have evolved, RAND has adapted its focus and methods to address new challenges.
Perceptions of a neighborhood's characteristics, such as safety, were associated with sleep quality among low-income African-American adults. But objective characteristics, such as crime rates, were not.
The city of Santa Monica wanted to incorporate wellbeing into city planning, policies, and programs. RAND researchers, as part of a team of experts, helped create a framework for measuring wellbeing and applying the findings to city planning.
The capture of Mosul, Iraq, may produce a potential trove of information about how ISIS organized itself to run a large city. Collecting, analyzing, and disseminating this material will be a major effort, one of the most important as the city is liberated.
Most neighborhood parks are underutilized, especially in the mornings and on weekdays. But with a modest amount of redesign, investment, and marketing, parks could lead more people to engage in routine physical activity.
RAND is supporting the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in its efforts to advance a Culture of Health, with the goal of enabling all Americans to lead healthier lives, now and for generations to come. Realizing this vision will require a national paradigm shift from a medical care-centric view of health toward one that focuses on wellbeing.
This report summarizes more than a decade of research on how well neighborhood parks in Los Angeles support physical activity. Between 2003 and 2015, researchers observed 83 parks and fielded nearly 28,000 surveys of park users and local residents.
An evaluation of new stop and search training introduced by the UK College of Policing aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the quality and nature of the training programme's implementation, the mechanisms of change, and the impact on on officers' behaviour.
Billions of dollars are spent worldwide on the rollout of police body cameras. There is an urgent need to understand whether the cameras help police and the public, and under what conditions they work best.