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    Report

    Carve-In Models for Specialty Behavioral Health Services in Medicaid: Lessons for the State of California

    To inform California's consideration of a policy to carve Medicaid financing of specialty behavioral health care into the state's Medicaid managed care system, the authors examine other states' experiences with this approach.

    Feb 11, 2022

    Marcela Horvitz-Lennon, Jonathan S. Levin, Joshua Breslau, Jonah Kushner, Nicole K. Eberhart, Mallika Bhandarkar

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Disparities in Use/Misuse of Specific Illicit and Prescription Drugs Among Sexual Minority Adults in a National Sample

    We examined disparities by sexual identity and sex for 8 illicit and prescription drugs using 2015-2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health data.

    Feb 11, 2022

    Megan S. Schuler, Rebecca L. Collins, Rajeev Ramchand

  • Report

    Report

    Assessing Systemic Strengths and Vulnerabilities of China's Defense Industrial Base: With a Repeatable Methodology for Other Countries

    The authors assess the strengths and vulnerabilities of China's defense industrial base (DIB) by designing and applying a comparative analytic structure that could be used to assess any country's DIB.

    Feb 11, 2022

    Cortney Weinbaum, Caolionn O'Connell, Steven W. Popper, M. Scott Bond, Hannah Jane Byrne, Christian Curriden, Gregory Weider Fauerbach, Sale Lilly, Jared Mondschein, Jon Schmid

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    Research Brief

    Assessing Systemic Strengths and Vulnerabilities of China's Defense Industrial Base

    This brief presents an assessment of the strengths and vulnerabilities of China's defense industrial base (DIB), using a methodology that could be applied to assess any country's DIB.

    Feb 11, 2022

    Cortney Weinbaum, Caolionn O'Connell, Steven W. Popper, M. Scott Bond, Hannah Jane Byrne, Christian Curriden, Gregory Weider Fauerbach, Sale Lilly, Jared Mondschein, Jon Schmid

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Demonstrating Trustworthiness When Collecting and Sharing Genomic Data: Views Across 22 Countries

    We examine how participants from 22 countries perceived the relative value of measures to demonstrate the trustworthiness of those using donated DNA and/or medical information.

    Feb 10, 2022

    Richard Milne, Katherine I. Morley, Mohamed A. Almarri, Shamim Anwer, Jerome Atutornu, Elena E. Baranova, Paul Bevan, Maria Cerezo, Yali Cong, Alessia Costa, Christine Critchley, Josepine Fernow, Peter Goodhand, Qurratulain Hasan, Aiko Hibino, Gry Houeland, Heidi Howard, S. Zakir Hussain, Charlotta Ingvoldstad Malmgren, Vera L. Izhevskaya, Aleksandra Jedrzejak, Cao Jinhong, Megumi Kimura, Erika Kleiderman, Brandi Leach, Keying Liu, Deborah Mascalzoni, Álvaro Mendes, Jusaku Minari, Dianne Nicol, Emilia Niemiec, Christine Patch, Jack Pollard, Barbara Prainsack, Marie Rivière, Lauren Robarts, Jonathan Roberts, Virginia Romano, Haytham A. Sheerah, James Cuthbert Smith, Alexandra Soulier, Claire Steed, Vigdís Stefànsdóttir, Cornelia Tandre, Adrian Thorogood, Torsten H. Voigt, Nan Wang, Anne V. West, Go Yoshizawa, Anna Middleton

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Members of the Public in the USA, UK, Canada and Australia Expressing Genetic Exceptionalism Say They Are More Willing to Donate Genomic Data

    This paper examines how acceptance of data sharing pertains to the perceived similarities and differences between DNA and other forms of personal data.

    Feb 10, 2022

    Anna Middleton, Richard Milne, Heidi Howard, Emilia Niemiec, Lauren Robarts, Christine Critchley, Dianne Nicol, Barbara Prainsack, Jerome Atutornu, Danya Vears, James Cuthbert Smith, Claire Steed, Paul Bevan, Erick R. Scott, Jason Bobe, Peter Goodhand, Erika Kleiderman, Adrian Thorogood, Katherine I. Morley

  • Brochure

    Brochure

    Roadmap of Scalable Analytic Methods

    Scalable analytic methods refers to a collection of data-intensive methods, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, and data science. This infographic illustrates how these methods relate to traditional analytical approaches.

    Feb 9, 2022

    Osonde A. Osoba, Carter C. Price, Dave Baiocchi, Michelle Bongard, Karen Lee, Margaret Chamberlin

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Nationally Representative Sample Shows an Increase in Domestic Conflict Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and associated social distancing increased stressors related to risk for domestic conflict, but increases in domestic conflict early in the pandemic have yet to be studied in community samples.

    Feb 9, 2022

    Alicia Revitsky Locker, Melissa L. Finucane, Elizabeth Roth, Katherine Grace Carman, Joshua Breslau

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Fit for Duty: Alternative Approaches for Determining Department of Defense Disability Compensation

    RAND researchers evaluated four hypothetical alternative U.S. Department of Defense disability compensation approaches that would support a simpler disability evaluation process by reducing reliance on disability ratings.

    Feb 9, 2022

    Stephanie Rennane, Beth J. Asch, Michael G. Mattock, Heather Krull, Douglas C. Ligor, Michael Dworsky, Jonas Kempf

  • Report

    Report

    Payment of the Full Rate of Special and Incentive Pays to Members of the Reserve Components

    In this report, the authors consider the feasibility and advisability of paying eligible part-time members of the reserve component the same full monthly rate of special and incentive pays that full-time active component members receive.

    Feb 9, 2022

    James V. Marrone, Michael G. Mattock, Beth J. Asch, Hannah Acheson-Field

  • Report

    Report

    Reimagining Defense Advisory Boards: Lessons Learned for Leaders in the U.S. Department of Defense

    RAND Corporation researchers embarked on this exploratory study to reveal lessons learned for how the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) can improve its use of advisory boards.

    Feb 9, 2022

    Cortney Weinbaum, Diana Y. Myers, William Shelton

  • Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking: Technical Appendixes

    Journal Article

    Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking: Technical Appendixes

    These technical appendixes present the in-depth information and analyses that informed the findings and recommendations contained in the Commission's final report.

    Feb 8, 2022

    Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking

  • Report

    Report

    Technical Documentation for the Fourth American School District Panel Survey

    This report provides technical information about the November 2021 survey of the American School District Panel. The authors describe districts' characteristics and the weighting process that was used to produce nationally representative estimates.

    Feb 8, 2022

    David Grant, Claude Messan Setodji, Gerald P. Hunter, Melissa Kay Diliberti

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    Visualization

    American School District Panel Interactive Survey Results Tool: Fall 2021 COVID-19 Survey Results

    This tool allows users to compare district leaders' responses to each question in the fall 2021 survey. Charts display results for all respondents and by district type, locale, student race/ethnicity, and district poverty level.

    Feb 8, 2022

    Gerald P. Hunter, Melissa Kay Diliberti, Heather L. Schwartz

  • National Guard Specialist Austin Alt assists a student as he fills in as a substitute teacher due to staffing shortages caused by COVID-19 at Pojoaque Valley Middle School in Pojoaque, New Mexico, January 28, 2022, photo by Adria Malcolm/Reuters

    Report

    District Leaders' Concerns About Mental Health and Political Polarization in Schools: Selected Findings from the Fourth American School District Panel Survey

    RAND researchers surveyed 359 district and charter network leaders in the American School District Panel to learn about the extent of challenges to schooling in 2021-2022, including student and teacher mental health and political polarization.

    Feb 8, 2022

    Melissa Kay Diliberti, Heather L. Schwartz

  • Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking: Initial Report

    Journal Article

    Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking: Initial Report

    This initial report describes how the Commission planned to conduct the research and analysis leading to its final report.

    Feb 8, 2022

    Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking

  • Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking: Final Report

    Journal Article

    Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking: Final Report

    This final report describes items involving the illegal manufacturing and trafficking of synthetic opioids.

    Feb 8, 2022

    Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking

  • A woman says goodbye to her partner as she holds their 5-year-old daughter at San Quentin state prison in San Quentin, California, June 8, 2012, photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

    Report

    Programs for Incarcerated Parents: Preliminary Findings from a Pilot Survey

    The researchers explored the landscape of prison-based programs for incarcerated parents and considered the extent to which programs sought to mitigate the effects of policies and practices that disproportionately affect Black and Latinx families.

    Feb 8, 2022

    Dionne Barnes-Proby, Celia J. Gomez, Monica Williams, Matt Strawn, Isabel Leamon

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Return of Genomic Results Does Not Motivate Intent to Participate in Research for All: Perspectives Across 22 Countries

    The aim of this study was to determine how attitudes toward the return of genomic research results vary internationally.

    Feb 8, 2022

    Richard Milne, Katherine I. Morley, Mohamed A. Almarri, Jerome Atutornu, Elena E. Baranova, Paul Bevan, Maria Cerezo, Yali Cong, Alessia Costa, Carolina Feijao, Cláudia de Freitas, Josepine Fernow, Peter Goodhand, Qurratulain Hasan, Aiko Hibino, Gry Houeland, Heidi Howard, S. Zakir Hussain, Charlotta Ingvoldstad Malmgren, Vera L. Izhevskaya, Aleksandra Jedrzejak, Cao Jinhong, Megumi Kimura, Erika Kleiderman, Keying Liu, Deborah Mascalzoni, Álvaro Mendes, Jusaku Minari, Dianne Nicol, Emilia Niemiec, Christine Patch, Barbara Prainsack, Marie Rivière, Lauren Robarts, Jonathan Roberts, Virginia Romano, Haytham A. Sheerah, James Cuthbert Smith, Alexandra Soulier, Claire Steed, Vigdís Stefànsdóttir, Cornelia Tandre, Adrian Thorogood, Torsten H. Voigt, Nan Wang, Go Yoshizawa, Anna Middleton

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    Journal Article

    Physician Compensation Arrangements and Financial Performance Incentives in US Health Systems

    This study was a cross-sectional mixed-methods analysis of in-depth multimodal data from 31 POs affiliated with 22 purposefully selected health systems in 4 states. Data were analyzed from June 2019 to September 2020.

    Feb 8, 2022

    Rachel O. Reid, Ashlyn Tom, Rachel Ross, Erin Lindsey Duffy, Cheryl L. Damberg