RAND experts have testified and answered questions for staff on a variety of homeland security topics, including federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, terrorism prevention, and transportation security issues.
In response to COVID-19, Congress temporarily expanded telehealth services to help make sure that people still have access to care during this public health crisis. With many of the temporary telehealth flexibilities set to expire, policymakers are looking at ways to make these changes permanent.
While this year's August may be less of a respite than those of the past, staff should still have an opportunity to step back from the fast pace of votes and hearing preparation to examine priorities for the fall and beyond.
At the strategic level, projections of how COVID-19 is likely to propagate can inform defense-related decisions on global deployments, force health protection measures, and emerging risks that competitors may exploit infection patterns for strategic advantage.
Veterans who have served in the military since September 11, 2001, are at particularly high risk for co-occurring substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental health disorders, such as posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. According to a new RAND report, veterans with co-occurring mental health and SUDs require evidence-based treatment for both types of disorders.
COVID-19 has exposed serious weaknesses in our national preparedness for a global pandemic, including with the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). Daniel Gerstein provides recommendations for rethinking the SNS to help prepare for future emergencies.
What will future conflicts look like in 2030? A new RAND series seeks to answer this question by examining the factors that shape conflict, including trends in geopolitics, the global economy, and even climate change.
RAND researchers have examined several aspects of pandemics, including COVID-19, in relation to education issues. Policymakers may find some recent examples helpful as they continue to look into policy responses to COVID-19.
There has been growing interest at the state and federal levels in a "public option" for individual market insurance. According to a new report, offering a public option for people who buy their own insurance could lower the cost of premiums, but on its own it is unlikely to substantially increase the overall number of people with coverage.
Recent events have caused uncertainty about the future of the U.S. military's presence in Iraq. However, these setbacks should be viewed in a larger context: U.S. interests could suffer if strategic competition in Iraq is abandoned.
As Congress prepares to vote to amend the Paycheck Protection Program, a new RAND paper highlights changes that small business owners say may help them survive during the COVID-19 pandemic and thrive after reopening.
To slow the spread of COVID-19, state and local leaders have implemented a range of non-pharmaceutical interventions to protect communities. Now, policymakers face tough questions about when to relax or lift interventions, and how to weigh the economic cost of prolonged mitigation measures against the risk of a second wave of the crisis.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is disrupting nearly every facet of daily life--including education. The nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation has examined several aspects of pandemics, including COVID-19, in relation to education issues.
U.S. hospitals can prepare for a surge of patients critically ill with COVID-19, but it will require hospital leaders, practitioners and regional officials to adopt drastic measures that challenge the standard way of providing care.
Social distancing is the only current public health tool to contain the spread of COVID-19, but it will negatively impact small and medium-sized businesses. RAND's Jennifer Bouey shares some policy options to support these businesses and their employees.
As nationwide community spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) increases, policymakers are grappling with what actions are appropriate and necessary to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on communities, the economy, the nation's health, and the U.S. health care system.
China's battle against the coronavirus highlights the importance of transparency and open collaboration among scientists globally. RAND's Jennifer Bouey shares some ways the United States can help China manage the pandemic.
In response to the killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran is likely to continue to take action against the United States. RAND's Ariane Tabatabai describes some of the tools Iran could use to challenge the United States.
RAND experts have testified and answered questions for staff on a variety of homeland security topics in recent years, including terrorism prevention, fentanyl flows into the United States, and Coast Guard workforce issues.
What are some of the health care issues at the forefront of the congressional agenda in 2020? RAND experts offer up insight on a variety of topics, including the opioid crisis, drug pricing, delivery of care, and more.