Health and Health Care


RAND advances understanding of health and health behaviors and examines how the organization and financing of care affect costs, quality, and access. RAND's body of research includes innovative studies of health insurance, health care reform, health information technology, and women's health, as well as topical concerns such as obesity, complementary and alternative medicine, and PTSD in veterans and survivors of catastrophe.

  • Tobacco product power wall behind the cashier, photo by William G. Shadel/RAND Corporation

    Research Brief

    Can Big Tobacco's Power Wall Be Breached?

    Dec 9, 2015

    Many convenience stores feature a “power wall” of tobacco products behind the cashier. Hiding the power wall is a promising regulatory option for reducing the impact of tobacco advertising on adolescents.

  • The grand opening of a Shop 'n Save grocery store in the Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh, October 2013, photo by PHRESH Study Team/RAND Corporation

    Research Brief

    What Happens When a Food Desert Gets a Supermarket?

    Nov 3, 2015

    Introducing a new supermarket into a Pittsburgh “food desert” led to some improvements in residents' diets. However, most improvements were not linked to supermarket use.

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