Spotlight on 2013 is RAND Europe's annual review. This year's focus is trust, and we feature RAND Europe projects that support policymakers to gain trust at three levels: from strategic challenges, through robust methods, to effective delivery.
Rates of vaccination for seasonal influenza remain sub-optimal among several populations, but groups respond differently to reminders, including healthcare professionals, adults who have close contact with children, and young and middle-aged adults.
Increasingly, drugs no longer work in the war against microbes. This expert analysis of the science behind and policy implications of the battle against infectious diseases also highlights startling facts of the here-and-now problem we face about resistance to our current range of antimicrobial drugs.
To make an impact on new HIV infections globally, antiretroviral (ARV)-based HIV prevention strategies need to be closely tailored to local contexts and cultures.
Work presented in this report sought to assess the healthcare and economic burden of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the United Kingdom using a cohort simulation model.
RAND researchers developed an initial prototype tool to help determine capabilities and resources a locality will likely require during a disaster. The report also describes two social networking tools for local coordination of disaster preparedness.
Provides evidence that food assistance, livelihood interventions, and antiretroviral therapy all have a role to play in improving the economic and nutritional well-being of people living with HIV in developing countries.
Antiretroviral (ARV) treatment has transformed HIV from a death sentence to a chronic condition, allowing patients to live longer and healthier lives. Options for reducing costs of ARV medications should be explored in order to allow more people to receive treatment.
Promoting immunizations as a part of routine office-based medical practice is needed to improve adult vaccination rates, a highly effective way to curb the spread of diseases across communities, prevent needless illness and deaths, and lower health care costs.
National security implications and interconnections are explored among climate change, water scarcity, and pandemics, using examples of familiar and new policy approaches to inspire innovative thinking about threats to the global commons.
With the need for HIV services in developing countries rising and the availability of funding flat or declining, existing resources should be better leveraged to help provide life-saving services to more people in need.
Attempts to understand where similarities in social context characteristics and disclosure behaviors lie in respondents' various sexual and social networks leading to important implications for developing new and innovative HIV interventions.
Content for a toolkit was designed to help community and faith-based organizations take advantage of opportunities presented in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and engage leaders in promoting health in their communities.
This detailed data from a survey of adults age 18 and over of seasonal influenza vaccine uptake informs public health officials and other stakeholders about seasonal influenza vaccination of adults during the 2009-2010 vaccination season.
This overview of the results of a survey of adults age 18 and over informs public health officials and other stakeholders about seasonal influenza vaccination of adults during the 2009-2010 vaccination season.
Faith-based organizations such as churches and religious relief and development groups can play an important role in the response to HIV and AIDS in Central America, despite the fact that many do not support certain prevention measures such as condoms.
Provides an overview of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras, describes the role that faith-based organizations play in addressing HIV in these countries, and discusses how this role might be expanded.
This report describes the current policy context for domestic all-hazards risk-informed capabilities-based planning by local military and civilian authorities and provides a framework for a local planning support tool for their use.
This overview of the results of a survey of adults age 18 and over of seasonal influenza vaccine uptake will inform public health officials and other stakeholders on progress toward vaccinating adults prior to the end of the vaccination season.
This detailed data from a survey of adults age 18 and over on their uptake of the seasonal influenza vaccine will inform public health officials and other stakeholders on progress toward vaccinating adults prior to the end of the vaccination season.