This article explores the potential of systematically elicited narratives about experiences with outpatient care to enrich quality improvement.
Apr 2, 2019
Measuring Barriers to Mental Health Care in the Military: The RAND Barriers and Facilitators to Care Item Banks
This report summarizes the findings of a study to construct item banks of barriers and facilitators to mental health care for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Dec 11, 2018
Evaluating an Operator Physical Fitness Test Prototype for Tactical Air Control Party and Air Liaison Officers: A Preliminary Analysis of Test Implementation
This report provides a preliminary evaluation effort of the implementation of the physical tests and standards being adopted by the U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party and Air Liaison Officer career fields.
Jul 11, 2018
Defining, promoting, and evaluating worker well-being is a complex undertaking requiring partnerships and commitments across employers, individuals, and communities.
May 22, 2018
A review of research on stigma and mental health treatment-related outcomes for service members found that no longitudinal studies had been conducted, and therefore the relationship is still not well understood.
Apr 18, 2018
Differential Response to Contact-based Stigma Reduction Programs: Perceived Quality and Personal Experience Matter
Contact-based mental illness stigma-reduction programs -- in which patients interact socially with a person who has a mental illness - were more effective for those without a prior personal or family history of mental illness.
A Health Regulatory Focus Scale to assess what motivates individuals to engage in health behaviors was developed and validated.
Dec 7, 2017
Using "Roll-up" Measures in Healthcare Quality Reports: Perspectives of Report Sponsors and National Alliances
"Roll-up" measures of health care quality are meant to simplify and summarize ratings, but methods for generating and reporting them vary substantially, and little is known about whether their meaning is sufficiently clear to consumers.
Jul 14, 2017
This handbook provides guidance to practitioners and organizations interested in evaluating mental health prevention and early intervention programs.
Jun 13, 2017
CAHPS and Comments: How Closed-Ended Survey Questions and Narrative Accounts Interact in the Assessment of Patient Experience
Incorporating a protocol for eliciting narratives into a patient experience survey results in minimal distortion of patient feedback, and narratives from sicker patients help explain variation in provider ratings.
Apr 7, 2017
Provides a detailed methodological overview of the SelectMD 2.0 provider choice experiment.
Feb 17, 2017
Deploying trained navigators - who can support and evaluate a patient's choice of a clinician-is a promising strategy for equitably promoting higher quality decision-making about provider choices.
Effects of Contact-Based Mental Illness Stigma Reduction Programs: Age, Gender, and Asian, Latino, and White American Differences
Interventions that incorporate contact with people who have experienced a mental health illness can reduce stigma associated with mental illness, especially among young adults and racial/ethnic minorities.
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mental Illness Stigma and Discrimination Among Californians Experiencing Mental Health Challenges
Reports racial and ethnic differences on the California Well-Being Survey, a surveillance tool that tracks mental illness stigma and discrimination among a sample of California adults experiencing psychological distress.
May 10, 2016
Breaking Narrative Ground: Innovative Methods for Rigorously Eliciting and Assessing Patient Narratives
Protocols can be designed to elicit patient narratives systematically and assess the quality of their comments, which could strengthen the science of public reporting.
May 9, 2016
Investment in Social Marketing Campaign to Reduce Stigma and Discrimination Associated with Mental Illness Yields Positive Economic Benefits to California
This report examines the potential impact of the California Mental Health Services Authority's stigma and discrimination reduction social marketing campaign on the use of adult behavioral health services, and it estimates the benefit-cost ratios.
Apr 14, 2016
This brief assesses the military's approach to reducing stigma for mental health disorders.
Jan 18, 2016
Effects of Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Trainings Conducted Under the California Mental Health Services Authority: An Evaluation of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Adult Programs
This report evaluated three National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) programs aimed at reducing mental illness stigma and discrimination among adult audiences.
Dec 18, 2015
Effects of the Integrated Behavioral Health Project's Efforts to Promote Integrated Care Under Funding from the California Mental Health Services Authority
Describes the methods and results of a RAND evaluation of the Integrated Behavioral Health Project's efforts to promote the integration of mental and physical health care among various health care stakeholders in California.
Oct 27, 2015
Effects of Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Programs Conducted Under the California Mental Health Services Authority: An Evaluation of Runyon Saltzman Einhorn, Inc., Documentary Screening Events
Describes the methods and results of a RAND evaluation of stigma and discrimination reduction efforts by Runyon Saltzman Einhorn, Inc., involving screenings of a documentary film called "A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness."
Oct 27, 2015
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) seeks to support the mental, physical, and economic well-being of service members and veterans injured during their service. This report documents an analysis of 2014 survey data in terms of how WWP is meeting that goal.
Oct 5, 2015
SimCoach Evaluation: A Virtual Human Intervention to Encourage Service-Member Help-Seeking for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression
This report describes an assessment of SimCoach, a tool designed to encourage service members, especially those with signs or symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder or depression, to seek help for psychological health concerns.
Sep 21, 2015
California's Statewide Mental Health Prevention and Early Intervention Initiatives Show Promising Early Results, But Sustained Investment Is Needed
Summarizes findings from an evaluation of a set of California initiatives to help reduce mental health stigma and discrimination, prevent suicide, and improve student mental health.
Sep 16, 2015
The Mental Health Association of San Francisco Partner Organizations Meet Their Goals in Stigma Reduction Efforts: Results of a Qualitative Evaluation of the Technical Assistance Process
This report describes the results of RAND's evaluation of the San Francisco-based Center for Dignity, Recovery, and Empowerment's technical assistance program for stigma-reduction programs through interviews with community-partner participants.
Sep 14, 2015
Effects of Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Trainings Conducted Under the California Mental Health Services Authority: An Evaluation of NAMI's Ending the Silence
This paper evaluates the short-term outcomes of students attending the National Alliance on Mental Illness' Ending the Silence presentations, delivered across three high schools in a Northern California school district.
Sep 14, 2015
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Aug 28, 2015
CalMHSA Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Online Resources: Highlights from an Evaluation of Web Analytic Data
Reports on an evaluation of online resources developed by the California Mental Health Services Authority's stigma and discrimination reduction initiative program partners and provides an overview of these resources and the use of partner websites.
Aug 17, 2015
Effects of Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Trainings Conducted Under the California Mental Health Services Authority: An Evaluation of Disability Rights California and Mental Health America of California Trainings
Describes the methods and results of a RAND evaluation of stigma and discrimination reduction trainings delivered by two program partners, Disability Rights California and Mental Health America of California.
Aug 10, 2015
Changes in Mental Illness Stigma in California During the Statewide Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative
Presents results of a one-year follow-up to the 2014 California Statewide Survey, which was developed to track attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors related to mental illness. This report focuses on items measuring stigma.
May 18, 2015
Stigma, Discrimination, and Well-Being Among California Adults Experiencing Mental Health Challenges
Presents results of the 2014 California Well-Being Survey, which tracks mental illness stigma and discrimination, well-being, and exposure to prevention and early intervention activities among Californians experiencing psychological distress.
Apr 23, 2015
Reviewing the Evidence Base for Mental Health First Aid: Is There Support for Its Use with Key Target Populations in California?
This report reviews the current state of evidence for Mental Health First Aid's effectiveness in key target populations, to help the California Mental Health Services Authority's planning for future prevention and early intervention activities.
Feb 13, 2015
This report assesses the U.S. military's approach to reducing stigma for mental health disorders and their treatment, how well it is working, and how it might be improved. It presents priorities for getting service members the treatment they need.
Sep 30, 2014
Report examines mental illness stigma and related beliefs among young adults in California, especially whether levels of stigma are higher or lower than those observed in older adults.
Sep 17, 2014
The PROMIS Smoking Initiative developed an assessment toolkit that enables the measurement of current adult smokers' standing in domains of importance to smoking research, including nicotine dependence and using smoking to cope with stress.
Sep 4, 2014
This paper describes analyses conducted to develop and evaluate item banks for assessing psychosocial expectancies among daily and nondaily smokers.
Aug 22, 2014
This paper describes the development and evaluation of item banks for assessing the health expectancies of smoking.
Aug 1, 2014
What Has the CalMHSA Statewide Mental Health Prevention and Early Intervention Implementation Program Done So Far? Key Results from the Baseline RAND General Population Survey
This fact sheet summarizes findings from a baseline statewide survey of Californians regarding their knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes regarding the mental health issues that are the focus of the state' prevention and early intervention program.
Jul 11, 2014
Evaluation of the California Mental Health Services Authority's Prevention and Early Intervention Initiatives: Progress and Preliminary Findings
Evaluates the progress of the California Mental Health Services Authority's statewide Prevention and Early Intervention initiatives.
Jul 3, 2014
Report identifies racial and ethnic groups in California that are more likely to stigmatize those with mental illness, thereby helping understand who is at greatest risk of experiencing stigma within their own communities.
Jun 2, 2014
Report examines the effects of a school-based theatrical performance, Walk In Our Shoes, designed to educate youth about and reduce stigma and discrimination toward mental illness.
May 27, 2014
The authors use the Wounded Warrior Project's 2013 survey of its members to understand the physical, mental, and economic challenges that they face.
May 21, 2014
This fact sheet summarizes the first-year evaluation of California's Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative.
Mar 5, 2014
What Has the CalMHSA Statewide Mental Health Prevention and Early Intervention Implementation Program Done So Far? Summary and Commentary for Year 1 Evaluation
This fact sheet assesses the progress that partners in California's Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Program have made so far in developing capacities and reaching Californians in accordance with the statewide strategic PEI plan.
Mar 4, 2014
Evaluating the California Mental Health Services Authority's Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative: Year 1 Findings
Summarizes first-year findings of an ongoing evaluation of a California program aimed at developing statewide capacities and implementing interventions to reduce stigma and discrimination toward those with mental illness.
Feb 11, 2014
Evaluation of the California Mental Health Services Authority's Prevention and Early Intervention Initiatives: Executive Summary and Commentary
Provides a summary and commentary on a RAND interim evaluation of the California Mental Health Services Authority statewide prevention and early intervention program.
Feb 11, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to explore the degree to which mindfulness training can be implemented among adolescents undergoing residential substance abuse treatment.
Interventions to Improve Student Mental Health: A Literature Review to Guide Evaluation of California's Mental Health Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative
The authors review data on the prevalence of youth mental health disorders and schools' use of student mental health (SMH) programs and describe schools' role in addressing SMH concerns and outline a conceptual model for guiding program evaluation.
Dec 27, 2012
Interventions to Reduce Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination: A Literature Review to Guide Evaluation of California's Mental Health Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative
A number of programs aim to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness, and they can include a variety of components such as training, education, media campaigns, and contact with people with mental illness.
Dec 27, 2012