Healthy Populations and Communities

Health behaviors and the social and physical environment exert strong influences on community health. RAND Health has examined many of these influences, addressing difficult questions such as:

  • Are cigarette displays in stores and those ubiquitous alcohol ads really influencing behavior?
  • How does legalizing marijuana affect consumption, tax revenue, and law enforcement?
  • In the U.S. and around the world, obesity has reached epidemic proportions. Why are people getting fatter and what can be done about it?
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  • Oct 3, 2017

    Breaking Down the Data on Obesity

    Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. RAND Health leads comprehensive research efforts to better understand all sides of this epidemic.

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