We describe activities that health systems are pursuing to better leverage health IT to improve performance, in a qualitative thematic approach.
Dec 4, 2020
Using State-Level Policy Levers to Promote Principal Quality: Lessons from Seven States Partnering with Principal Preparation Programs and Districts
The authors examine how seven states are using state-level policy levers to improve the quality of school principals.
Nov 17, 2020
Some Aspects of Patient Experience Assessed by Practices Undergoing Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation Are Measured by CAHPS, Others Are Not
Overview of survey items used to assess patient experience and whether those items are on the CAHPS survey or not.
Oct 2, 2020
Factors Influencing Physician Practices' Adoption of Behavioral Health Integration in the United States: A Qualitative Study
Practices currently using behavioral health integration face barriers to implementing and sustaining behavioral health integration. Tailored, context-specific technical support to guide practices' implementation and payment models that improve the business case for practices may enhance the dissemination and long-term sustainability of behavioral health integration.
Aug 5, 2020
The Science of Gun Policy: A Critical Synthesis of Research Evidence on the Effects of Gun Policies in the United States, Second Edition
This report, the second edition of an earlier work, synthesizes the available scientific evidence for the effects of various firearm policies on firearm deaths, violent crime, the gun industry, defensive gun use, and other outcomes.
Apr 22, 2020
Illustrating the Promise of Community Schools: An Assessment of the Impact of the New York City Community Schools Initiative
This report presents the impact of the New York Community Schools Initiative (NYC-CS) through the 2017--2018 school year by assessing the effects along seven outcome domains based on student- and school-level characteristics.
Jan 28, 2020
In this brief, authors present the impact of the New York Community Schools Initiative (NYC-CS) through the 2017–2018 school year by assessing the effects along seven outcome domains based on student- and school-level characteristics.
Jan 28, 2020
The authors identify core competencies and behaviors in nine provider disciplines that participate in amputation rehabilitation and offer recommendations on how to implement them in the military health setting.
Jun 3, 2019
Estimates short-term impacts of the New York City Renewal Schools Program based on the first two full years of program implementation.
Apr 5, 2019
The Science of Gun Policy: A Critical Synthesis of Research Evidence on the Effects of Gun Policies in the United States
This report synthesizes the available scientific evidence on the effects of various firearm policies on firearm deaths, violent crime, the gun industry, participation in hunting and sport shooting, and other outcomes.
Mar 2, 2018
Older adults are particularly vulnerable to natural disasters. Collaborations between public health departments and organizations that promote aging in place could improve disaster resilience among older populations.
Jan 26, 2018
This toolkit contains information and activities that can bring together those involved in aging-in-place support and those involved in disaster resilience efforts to improve the resilience of older adults to natural and human-caused disasters.
Jan 23, 2018
Improving Disaster Resilience Among Older Adults: Insights from Public Health Departments and Aging-in-Place Efforts
This report uses interview data from public health departments and aging-in-place efforts to explore how alignment between these entities can strengthen the disaster resilience of older adults and identify promising programs or new collaborations.
Jan 23, 2018
Developing Community Schools at Scale: Implementation of the New York City Community Schools Initiative
This report takes stock of the implementation of the New York Community Schools Initiative as of the 2016-2017 school year by analyzing data from the first two full years of program implementation.
Oct 11, 2017
A systematic review that categorized and assessed the effects of peer interventions - by peer role, intervention type, and outcomes - suggests ways to involve peers that have improved health and wellness.
Aug 3, 2017
Combining Entrepreneurship and Web Development for High School Students: A Pilot Evaluation of the Startup Tech Program and High School Students' College and Career Aspirations
This pilot evaluation of Startup Tech assesses whether 12th-grade students experienced either improved self-efficacy or changes in their college and career plans during the year in which they were in the program.
Jan 6, 2017
RAND evaluated the Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and Their Families, a new model of behavioral health care that provides colocated and coordinated care for veterans and their families.
Oct 26, 2016
The Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and Their Families: Documenting Structure, Process, and Outcomes of Care
This report presents an evaluation of the Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and Their Families, a new model of behavioral health care that provides colocated and coordinated care for veterans and their families.
Oct 26, 2016
Chronic pain patients increasingly seek treatment through mindfulness meditation. This study aims to synthesize evidence on efficacy and safety of mindfulness meditation interventions for the treatment of chronic pain in adults.
Oct 7, 2016
RAND researchers conducted a systematic review that synthesized evidence from trials of mindfulness meditation interventions to provide estimates of their efficacy and safety in alleviating chronic pain.
Oct 4, 2016
A Cluster-Randomized Trial of Restorative Practices: An Illustration to Spur High-Quality Research and Evaluation
A Maine-based trial of a Restorative Practices Intervention will assess whether a positive youth development program improves developmental outcomes and stems problem behaviors in middle schoolers, and whether the effects persist in high school.
Sep 15, 2016
This report provides practical guidance to execute a systematic review and considerations and available resources specific to evidence synthesis for occupational safety and health questions.
Jul 11, 2016
Despite recent broad interest in reforming end-of-life care policies, the palliative care field faces many challenges to expanding use.
Apr 20, 2016
The Partnerships for Recovery Across The Sectors (PRACTIS) toolkit employs a survey, a quality improvement guide, and a recovery exercise to strengthen disaster recovery partnerships between local health departments and community-based organizations.
Sep 15, 2015