The RAND Gulf States Policy Institute was established after Hurricane Katrina to inform policies for long-term recovery and economic development in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. This two-page flyer highlights some of its research.
Ninety-two percent of U.S. employers with 200 or more employees reported offering workplace wellness programs in 2009. However, participation remains limited; a 2010 survey suggests that typically less than 20 percent of eligible employees participate in wellness interventions.
Outlines a roadmap toward a comprehensive monitoring system that national and regional decisionmakers can use to track progress toward World Health Organization goals to reduce the global burden of noncommunicable diseases.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has piqued employers' interest in new benefit designs. This paper reviews consumer-controlled personal health management systems that could help individuals control and manage their health care.
This book provides a set of ready-to-use generic measures that are applicable to all adults, including those well and chronically ill, as well as a methodological guide to collecting health data and constructing health measures.
Gema Zamarro is an economist at the RAND Corporation and a professor of Econometrics at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Prior to joining RAND, Zamarro was an assistant professor in the Department of Econometrics at Tilburg University in the Netherlands and a junior research fellow at NETSPAR…
Ryan Andrew Brown is an associate behavioral and social scientist at RAND and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His areas of interest include community and culture, health promotion and disease prevention, and mental health, as well as rural health, American Indian health,…