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  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Over-the-Counter Pharmacy Supply of Naloxone

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy making naloxone available without a prescription to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 19, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority for Naloxone

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy that allows pharmacists to prescribe naloxone to affect four outcomes and rated that policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 19, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Population-Based Collaborative Practice Agreement for Naloxone

    Panels of experts rated how they expect collaborative practice agreements between pharmacists and physicians for dispensing naloxone to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 19, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    State Subsidies for Naloxone Purchase Through Insurance

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy that provides state assistance with co-pays to insured patients buying naloxone to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 19, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Statewide Free Naloxone

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy allowing free, statewide naloxone distribution at pharmacies to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 19, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Statewide Standing or Protocol Order

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy allowing pharmacists to dispense naloxone without requiring a prescription to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 19, 2023

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    Journal Article

    The Benefits and Costs of Reaching Net Zero Emissions in Latin America and the Caribbean

    In this report, we explore how Latin America and the Caribbean can improve socioeconomic and development outcomes while also reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

    Dec 18, 2023

    Nidhi Kalra, Edmundo Molina-Perez, James Syme, Fernando Esteves, Hermilo Cortés, Mateo Tonatiuh Rodríguez-Cervantes, Víctor Manuel Espinoza-Juárez, Marcela Jaramillo, Richard Baron, Claudio Alatorre, Marco Butazzoni, Adrien Vogt-Schilb

  • Report

    Report

    Addressing the Friction Between the Army's People First Initiatives and Its Readiness Generation Process

    The authors examined friction between the U.S. Army’s People First objectives (which focus on command climate, cohesive teams, career goals, and work-life balance) and mission readiness objectives and developed strategies to mitigate this friction.

    Dec 18, 2023

    Michael E. Linick, Jeremy M. Eckhause, Lisa Saum-Manning, Bruce R. Orvis, Andrea M. Abler, Sam Wallace, Phoebe Felicia Pham, Sarah Baker

  • Report

    Report

    The Role of Nonprofit Organizations in Community Recovery After Nondeclared Disasters

    Researchers describe six case studies of nondeclared disasters in diverse community contexts, considering innovations that support recovery in underserved communities and metrics for assessing nonprofits’ role in socioeconomic recovery.

    Dec 18, 2023

    Melissa L. Finucane, Jessica Welburn Paige, Andrew M. Parker, Anu Narayanan, Peggy Wilcox, David DeSmet, Jhacova Williams, Kristin Van Abel

  • Participants line up during an exhibition marking the anniversary of a historical parade in 1941, when Soviet soldiers marched towards the front lines in the course of WWII, in Moscow, Russia, November 7, 2023, photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

    Report

    The Cost of the Ukraine War for Russia

    RAND researchers estimated what the invasion of Ukraine is costing Russia and concluded that, despite significant economic decline and the high cost of Russian military operations, Russia can sustain these costs for the next several years.

    Dec 18, 2023

    Howard J. Shatz, Clint Reach

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Dispenser Provision of Education or Training to Naloxone Recipients

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy requiring pharmacists to offer training to people prescribed naloxone to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 18, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Liability Protections for Dispensers of Naloxone

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy providing liability protections to pharmacists who dispense naloxone to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 18, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Liability Protections for Naloxone Prescribers

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy providing liability protections for prescribers of naloxone to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 18, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Liability Protections for the Administration of Naloxone

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy providing liability protections to people who administer naloxone to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 18, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Naloxone Co-Prescribing Laws Based Only on Opioid Dosage

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy requiring doctors to prescribe naloxone to patients taking high doses of opioids to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 18, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Naloxone Co-Prescribing Laws that Consider More Than Opioid Dosage

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy requiring doctors to prescribe naloxone to patients at high risk for opioid overdose to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 18, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Prescriber Provision of Education or Training to Naloxone Recipients

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy requiring prescribers to offer education or training to people prescribed naloxone to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 18, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Third Party Prescription for Naloxone

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy allowing health care providers naloxone-prescribing authority to third party recipients to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 18, 2023

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    Journal Article

    Creating a Path Forward to Reduce Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System in Allegheny County: Comprehensive Research Report and Executive Summary

    A mixed-methods analysis of the extent of and reasons for racial disparities in the Allegheny County criminal justice system. RAND performed a statistical analysis of administrative data for all key decision points in the criminal justice system.

    Dec 15, 2023

    Shamena Anwar, John Engberg, Yamanda Wright, Megan Comfort, Monica Sheppard, Ashley Lowe

  • Report

    Report

    Defining and Mapping Social Vulnerability as a Proxy for Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County

    Food insecurity is a significant public health problem. RAND researchers used publicly available data to map the extent of social vulnerability in Los Angeles County and in the service area of West Side Food Bank to help better target food bank resources.

    Dec 15, 2023

    Alina I. Palimaru, Andrea S. Richardson, Leah Dion, Wendy Hawkins