The AAP recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby's life. It has health benefits for both mother and child and saves health care costs. Research has shown that paid maternity leave increases breastfeeding rates, yet only 12 percent of U.S. firms offer it.
Apr 17, 2017 The Hill
Telehealth can bring care into communities that have limited access to providers or facilities. But it must be integrated into a well-functioning system that can address the added needs that telehealth generates.
Dec 16, 2016 Health Affairs Blog
If it doesn't seem that state laws as currently written can help increase the number of health care workers vaccinated against influenza, then what can? There is evidence that imposing consequences for vaccination refusal, including the requirement to wear a surgical mask, can help.
Nov 20, 2013 The RAND Blog
It is likely that communities with low rates of non-urgent ED use not only have better access to primary care, but patients who are educated about appropriate care seeking and convenient alternatives for acute care, writes Lori Uscher-Pines.
May 22, 2013 The RAND Blog
Given the recent spate of highly publicized disasters, why don't more Americans pay attention to the advice of public health officials? The messages they are getting are largely based on unverified assumptions, not hard evidence. Equally concerning, these assumptions may inadvertently hinder preparedness.
Jun 29, 2012 RAND.org