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We provided a comprehensive report on the multi-level KMC barriers and facilitators in China. We recommend policy interventions addressing these barriers and facilitators and increase family and peer support to improve KMC adoption in China.
Nov 12, 2020
Jieya Yue, Jun Liu, Sarah Williams, Bo Zhang, Yingxi Zhao, Qiannan Zhang, Lin Zhang, Xin Liu, Stephen Wall, Greta Wetzel, Gengli Zhao, Jennifer Bouey
This book is the second in a series that looks at how America has cared for its war casualties and veterans, picking up where the first book left off, after World War II and just before the start of the Korean War, and continuing through today.
This report provides analysis to help the U.S. Virgin Islands accelerate recovery from the 2017 hurricanes. It describes goals, accomplishments, challenges, and steps needed to improve recovery capacities, infrastructure, the economy, and services.
Nov 11, 2020
Shelly Culbertson, Blas Nunez-Neto, Joie D. Acosta, Cynthia R. Cook, Andrew Lauland, Kristin J. Leuschner, Shanthi Nataraj, Benjamin Lee Preston, Susan A. Resetar, Adam C. Resnick, Patrick Roberts, Howard J. Shatz
Americans' online shopping habits have shifted during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. By August 2020, more Americans were shopping online, and those who were frequent online shoppers reported spending more money on their purchases.
RAND researchers catalog innovative and emerging threats to Army installations, identify deficiencies in the Army's current threat assessment methodologies, and develop a framework to respond to these threats.
Nov 10, 2020
Elvira N. Loredo, Karlyn D. Stanley, Ryan Consaul, Jordan R. Reimer, Anita Szafran
Here we investigate how to construct and validate a heat vulnerability index given uncertainty ranges in data for the city of Rio de Janeiro. We find that we can validate the heat vulnerability index against excess deaths during heat waves.
Researchers analyze the past, present, and future employment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's amphibious forces, highlight ongoing initiatives, and identify several efforts that should be pursued to advance its amphibious capabilities.
Nov 9, 2020
J.D. Williams, Gene Germanovich, Stephen Webber, Gabrielle Tarini
The authors of this report describe several barriers and facilitators to integrating family caregivers into the health care team and provides a blueprint for next steps to implementing policy solutions.
In the fourth annual report on the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe, a residential, quasi-military program for youth struggling in traditional high school, researchers provide information on participants who entered the program in 2018.
Nov 6, 2020
Louay Constant, Jennie W. Wenger, Linda Cottrell, Stephani L. Wrabel, Wing Yi Chan
Sharing information with foreign partners and regional, local, and private actors has been proven to be absolutely critical to success in combating any transnational threat and preventing illegal activities from threatening the homeland and allies.
Coherence among instructional components is key to changing teachers' practices in standards-based reforms. This report uses survey data to explore the coherence of school-level instructional systems in Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
Nov 4, 2020
Morgan Polikoff, Elaine Lin Wang, Shira Korn Haderlein, Julia H. Kaufman, Ashley Woo, Daniel Silver, V. Darleen Opfer
In this retrospective study we found that a commonly used method for monitoring patient safety problems, namely voluntary incident reporting, may underdetect patent safety events in hospitalized vulnerable populations.
Nov 3, 2020
Lucy Schulson, Victor Novack, Patricia H. Folcarelli, Jennifer P. Stevens, Bruce E. Landon
South Korea is a capable US military ally. It faces a substantial military threat from North Korea, especially North Korea's WMD. South Korea's demographics are shrinking its military, challenging South Korea's ability to defend itself in the future.
This study aimed to To quantify the availability of telehealth services at substance use treatment facilities in the U.S. at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and determine whether telehealth is available at facilities in counties with the greatest amount of social distancing. Relatively few substance use treatment facilities offered telehealth services at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Policymakers and public health officials should do more to support facilities in offering telehealth services.
Nov 3, 2020
Jonathan Cantor, Bradley D. Stein, Brendan Saloner
Data from wearable sensor technologies (WSTs) could be used to assess and improve police officer health and well-being. A panel of experts identified ways to implement WSTs in law enforcement settings, evaluate them, and obtain buy-in from officers.
Nov 2, 2020
Sean E. Goodison, Jeremy D. Barnum, Michael J. D. Vermeer, Dulani Woods, Siara I. Sitar, Shoshana R. Shelton, Brian A. Jackson
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