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This report describes RAND's assistance to the Air Force in designing physical task simulations to evaluate the physical capabilities required to perform critical physical tasks in six battlefield airmen occupational specialties.
Feb 20, 2020
Sean Robson, Maria C. Lytell, Anthony Atler, Jason H. Campbell, Carra S. Sims
This Perspective examines the interests that inspire Russia's use of subversion, the means involved, recent events that illustrate attempts at Russian subversion, and ways to improve the response to subversion attempts.
This report explores innovation in citizen science as it relates to data collection, analysis, recruitment and capacity building. It also considers emerging themes and topical issues including policymaking developments.
Feb 16, 2020
Brandi Leach, Sarah Parkinson, Catherine A. Lichten, Sonja Marjanovic
This infographic illustrates the evolution from 2000 to 2015 of state policy environments related to substance use in pregnancy. Punitive or potentially punitive policies were more commonly enacted than were policies supporting treatment.
Feb 14, 2020
Laura J. Faherty, Ashley M. Kranz, Joshua Russell-Fritch, Stephen W. Patrick, Jonathan Cantor, Bradley D. Stein
This Perspective describes the ways in which the 2010 New START agreement (which is set to expire in 2021) supports U.S. military objectives. It also examines the current debate over whether to extend the treaty another five years.
This study examined different types of co-use as a first step in understanding more detailed patterns of cannabis and tobacco/nicotine use among young adults, an age group that has the highest rates of both cannabis and tobacco/nicotine use, as well as co-use of these products.
Feb 14, 2020
Joan S. Tucker, Eric R. Pedersen, Rachana Seelam, Michael Stephen Dunbar, Regina A. Shih, Elizabeth J. D'Amico
Findings highlight that implementation support, such as Getting to Outcomes, is likely to help low-resourced community-based organizations improve program delivery through a focus on implementation processes.
Feb 13, 2020
Jill S. Cannon, Marylou Gilbert, Patricia A. Ebener, Patrick S. Malone, Caitlin M. Reardon, Joie D. Acosta, Matthew Chinman
Despite stronger financial incentives for community health workers, the entrepreneurial model led to substantially less effort (fewer household visits) than the free delivery model. Our results call into question the notion that an entrepreneurial model necessarily increases community health worker effort relative to free distribution.
Feb 13, 2020
Zachary Wagner, John Bosco Asiimwe, David I. Levine
Emergency managers—including FEMA, but also extending to the states and localities that are the first line of defense—could do much more to identify statewide risks and build community resilience long before an event makes headlines.
Feb 12, 2020
Jason Thomas Barnosky, Patrick Roberts, Joie D. Acosta
The panel achieved consensus on definitions of optimal access and access management, on eight urgent and important priorities for guiding access management improvement, and on 1–3 recommendations per priority. Each recommendation is supported by referenced, panel-approved suggestions for implementation.
Feb 12, 2020
Lisa V. Rubenstein, Susanne Hempel, Marjorie S. Danz, Danielle E. Rose, Susan Stockdale, Idamay Curtis, Susan Kirsh
This report analyzes the golden hour—the early phase of a postconflict stability operation—and the actions, organization, and capabilities necessary to seize it and set the conflict-affected country on a path to self-sustaining peace.
Feb 11, 2020
James Dobbins, Stephen Watts, Nathan Chandler, Derek Eaton, Stephanie Pezard
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