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    Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center

    Housed within the RAND Homeland Security Research Division, the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) supports federal, state, local, tribal, and public- and private-sector organizations that make up the homeland security enterprise.

    Oct 26, 2023

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    A Qualitative Investigation of Preparedness for the Launch of 988: Implications for the Continuum of Emergency Mental Health Care

    On July 16, 2022, the 988 mental health crisis hotline launched nationwide. We conducted 15 qualitative interviews with state and local mental health program directors representing 10 states to explore planning for 988.

    Oct 25, 2023

    Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Samantha Matthews, Armenda Bialas, Ryan K. McBain, Jonathan H. Cantor, Nicole K. Eberhart, Joshua Breslau

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    Journal Article

    Bidirectional Associations Between Daily Sleep and Wake Behaviors in Urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Youth

    This is the first study to examine daily, bidirectional associations between sleep and wake behaviors/mood in urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) adolescents.

    Oct 25, 2023

    Lu Dong, Elizabeth J. D'Amico, Daniel Dickerson, Ryan Andrew Brown, Alina I. Palimaru, Carrie L. Johnson, Wendy M. Troxel

  • Infographic

    Infographic

    Alcohol and Substance Use Among U.S. Veterans

    Nearly one-quarter of all veterans report binge drinking within the past month. Veterans who served after 9/11 have higher rates of all substance use behaviors, including alcohol and drug use disorders, than those who served exclusively before 9/11.

    Oct 24, 2023

    Megan S. Schuler, Eric Robinson, Justin W. Lee, Teague Ruder, Gilad Wenig, Carrie M. Farmer, Jessica Phillips, Rajeev Ramchand

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    Infographic

    Prevalence of Past-Year Serious Psychological Distress Among U.S. Veterans

    Certain subgroups of veterans — including female veterans, veterans aged 18–34, multiracial veterans, and bisexual veterans — experienced past-year serious psychological distress at rates significantly higher than the overall veteran population.

    Oct 24, 2023

    Megan S. Schuler, Eric Robinson, Justin W. Lee, Teague Ruder, Gilad Wenig, Carrie M. Farmer, Jessica Phillips, Rajeev Ramchand

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    Infographic

    U.S. Veteran Labor Market Trends

    Veterans, regardless of race/ethnicity, have lower unemployment rates than nonveterans and are more likely to work in the public sector. The top industries for veteran employment are public administration and manufacturing.

    Oct 24, 2023

    Megan S. Schuler, Eric Robinson, Justin W. Lee, Teague Ruder, Gilad Wenig, Carrie M. Farmer, Jessica Phillips, Rajeev Ramchand

  • Infographic

    Infographic

    Trends in U.S. Veteran Demographics

    Veterans who served after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are younger, more diverse in terms of sex and race/ethnicity, and more educated than earlier cohorts of veterans. The overall number of U.S. veterans has been steadily declining.

    Oct 24, 2023

    Megan S. Schuler, Eric Robinson, Justin W. Lee, Teague Ruder, Gilad Wenig, Carrie M. Farmer, Jessica Phillips, Rajeev Ramchand

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    Report

    A Summary of Veteran-Related Statistics

    Researchers summarize estimates and trends related to U.S. veterans' demographics, mental health, and labor market outcomes, based on analysis of public nationally representative datasets.

    Oct 24, 2023

    Eric Robinson, Justin W. Lee, Teague Ruder, Megan S. Schuler, Gilad Wenig, Carrie M. Farmer, Jessica Phillips, Rajeev Ramchand

  • Report

    Report

    Today's Army Spouse Panel Methodology: 2018 and 2022 Cohorts

    The Today’s Army Spouse Panel offers the opportunity for spouses of U.S. Army soldiers to provide valuable feedback for the Army to use in data-driven decisionmaking. This report details the methodology used to establish this panel.

    Oct 24, 2023

    Carra S. Sims, Thomas E. Trail, Carolyn M. Rutter

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    Report

    Machine Learning and gene editing at the helm of a societal evolution

    Machine learning and gene editing present both benefits and risks for multiple sectors and geographic regions. This study focuses on the US, UK, China and the EU, and offers recommendations on how forward-looking ML and GE policies should be adopted.

    Oct 23, 2023

    Sana Zakaria, Timothy Marler, Mark Cabling, Suzanne Genc, Artur Honich, Mann Virdee, Sam Stockwell

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Think Again: Is Grade Retention Bad for Kids?

    In this brief, we provide a review of recent literature on the causal effects of student grade retention and present three policy recommendations for those considering grade retention policies.

    Oct 23, 2023

    Umut Ozek, Louis T. Mariano

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Written Evidence Submitted by RAND Europe: SSTG0016 Prepared for the House of Commons Liaison Sub-Committee on Scrutiny of Strategic Thinking in Government

    RAND's written evidence looks at major strategic challenges to governments, including the UK, and at relevant measures that could improve strategic thinking and implementation in the UK (as in many allied and partner nations.

    Oct 23, 2023

    Zsofia Wolford, Bryden Spurling, James Black

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Written Evidence Submitted by RAND Europe: UAU0007 Prepared for the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee

    This document provides RAND Europe's submission of evidence in relation to the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee's Call for Evidence on UK Universities' Engagement with Autocracies.

    Oct 23, 2023

    Fiona Quimbre, Peter Carlyon

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    Report

    Development as a Tool of Economic Statecraft: A Net Assessment of U.S. and Chinese Approaches

    The authors conduct a net assessment of U.S. and Chinese approaches to development assistance and cooperation, using a data-driven comparison to reveal opportunities for the United States to better compete with China in the developing world.

    Oct 23, 2023

    Eric Robinson, Alexandra T. Evans, Raymond Kuo, Howard J. Shatz, Andrew Stravers, Stephanie Stewart

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Effects of the Million Hearts Model on Myocardial Infarctions, Strokes, and Medicare Spending: A Randomized Clinical Trial

    The study estimated model effects on first-time myocardial infarctions (MIs) and strokes and Medicare spending over a period up to 5 years as part of an evaluation of the Million Hearts Model.

    Oct 20, 2023

    Laura Blue, Keith Kranker, Amanda Markovitz, Rhea Powell, Malcolm V. Williams, Jia Pu, David J. Magid, Nancy McCall, Alli Steiner, Kate Stewart, Julia Rollison, Patricia Markovich, Greg Peterson

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Evaluation of the Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model: Final Evaluation Report

    Presents findings from a test of the Million Hearts model for CMS through a large, randomized trial, including hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries across the United States of the Million Hearts model from 2017 to 2021.

    Oct 20, 2023

    Laura Blue, Alli Steiner, Dan Kinber, Jia Pu, Amanda Markovitz, Julia Rollison, Malcolm V. Williams, Rhea Powell, Keith Kranker, Kate Stewart, Rui Wang, David J. Magid, Nancy McCall, Greg Peterson

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    Report

    An Evaluation of Crime-Free Housing Policies

    The authors evaluate proponents' and critics' claims regarding the effects of crime-free housing policies (CFHPs), examine the implementation and enforcement of CFHPs, and assess how CFHPs affect the lived experiences of tenants in California.

    Oct 20, 2023

    Max Griswold, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Alex Sizemore, Cheng Ren, Lawrence Baker, Khadesia Howell, Osonde A. Osoba, Jhacova Williams, Jason M. Ward, Sarah B. Hunter

  • Testimony

    Improving Treatment Outcomes for Veterans with Mental Health Conditions: Strengthening the Evidence Base for and Considering Barriers to Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies

    Testimony presented before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Health on November 14, 2023.

    Oct 19, 2023

    Rajeev Ramchand

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    Research Brief

    How Training Infrastructure Can Improve Assessments of Air Force Readiness

    This brief summarizes research on how investments in U.S. Air Force training infrastructure to improve readiness assessment can better inform decisions amid changing environments, an increased pace of warfare, and the potential loss of superiority.

    Oct 19, 2023

    Emmi Yonekura, David Schulker, Irina A. Chindea, Ajay K. Kochhar, Andrea M. Abler, Mark Toukan, Matthew Walsh

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    Report

    Air Force Readiness Assessment: How Training Infrastructure Can Provide Better Information for Decisionmaking

    Investments in U.S. Air Force training infrastructure to improve readiness assessment can better inform decisions amid changing environments, an increased pace of warfare, and the potential loss of superiority.

    Oct 19, 2023

    Emmi Yonekura, David Schulker, Irina A. Chindea, Ajay K. Kochhar, Andrea M. Abler, Mark Toukan, Matthew Walsh