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    Assessing the Health Readiness of Air National Guard Members: Results from Air National Guard Respondents to the HRBS

    The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health and health behaviors of service members. This infographic reports key findings for reserve component members in the Air National Guard.

    Apr 28, 2021

    Sarah O. Meadows, Charles C. Engel, Rebecca L. Collins, Robin L. Beckman, Joshua Breslau, Erika Litvin Bloom, Michael Stephen Dunbar, Mary Lou Gilbert, David Grant, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Sarah MacCarthy, Eric R. Pedersen, Michael W. Robbins, Adam J. Rose, Jamie Ryan, Terry L. Schell, Molly M. Simmons

  • A married couple hold hands by the water

    Research Brief

    2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey: Sexual Orientation and Health Among the Active Component

    The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health and health behaviors of service members. This brief reviews results for sexual orientation and health among active component members.

    Apr 28, 2021

    Sarah O. Meadows, Charles C. Engel, Rebecca L. Collins, Robin L. Beckman, Joshua Breslau, Erika Litvin Bloom, Michael Stephen Dunbar, Mary Lou Gilbert, David Grant, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Sarah MacCarthy, Eric R. Pedersen, Michael W. Robbins, Adam J. Rose, Jamie Ryan, Terry L. Schell, Molly M. Simmons

  • Infographic

    Infographic

    Assessing the Health Readiness of Army National Guard Members: Results from Army National Guard Respondents to the HRBS

    The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health and health behaviors of service members. This infographic reports key findings for reserve component members in the Army National Guard.

    Apr 28, 2021

    Sarah O. Meadows, Charles C. Engel, Rebecca L. Collins, Robin L. Beckman, Joshua Breslau, Erika Litvin Bloom, Michael Stephen Dunbar, Mary Lou Gilbert, David Grant, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Sarah MacCarthy, Eric R. Pedersen, Michael W. Robbins, Adam J. Rose, Jamie Ryan, Terry L. Schell, Molly M. Simmons

  • U.S. Navy personnel spar for exercise on the mid decks of the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham

    Research Brief

    2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey: Summary Findings and Policy Implications for the Reserve Component

    The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health and health behaviors of service members. This brief summarizes results for broad topics of the survey, such as substance use and mental health, among reserve component members.

    Apr 28, 2021

    Sarah O. Meadows, Charles C. Engel, Rebecca L. Collins, Robin L. Beckman, Joshua Breslau, Erika Litvin Bloom, Michael Stephen Dunbar, Mary Lou Gilbert, David Grant, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Sarah MacCarthy, Eric R. Pedersen, Michael W. Robbins, Adam J. Rose, Jamie Ryan, Terry L. Schell, Molly M. Simmons

  • Infographic

    Infographic

    Assessing the Health Readiness of Army Reservists: Results from Army Reserve Respondents to the HRBS

    The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health and health behaviors of service members. This infographic reports key findings for reserve component members in the Army Reserve.

    Apr 28, 2021

    Sarah O. Meadows, Charles C. Engel, Rebecca L. Collins, Robin L. Beckman, Joshua Breslau, Erika Litvin Bloom, Michael Stephen Dunbar, Mary Lou Gilbert, David Grant, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Sarah MacCarthy, Eric R. Pedersen, Michael W. Robbins, Adam J. Rose, Jamie Ryan, Terry L. Schell, Molly M. Simmons

  • Members of the U.S. Coast Guard port protection force lit from behind at night

    Research Brief

    2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey: Sexual Orientation and Health Among the Reserve Component

    The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health and health behaviors of service members. This brief reviews results for sexual orientation and health among reserve component members.

    Apr 28, 2021

    Sarah O. Meadows, Charles C. Engel, Rebecca L. Collins, Robin L. Beckman, Joshua Breslau, Erika Litvin Bloom, Michael Stephen Dunbar, Mary Lou Gilbert, David Grant, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Sarah MacCarthy, Eric R. Pedersen, Michael W. Robbins, Adam J. Rose, Jamie Ryan, Terry L. Schell, Molly M. Simmons

  • Research Brief

    2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey: Sexual Behavior and Health Among the Active Component

    The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health and health behaviors of service members. This brief reviews results for sexual behavior and health among active component members.

    Apr 28, 2021

    Sarah O. Meadows, Charles C. Engel, Rebecca L. Collins, Robin L. Beckman, Joshua Breslau, Erika Litvin Bloom, Michael Stephen Dunbar, Mary Lou Gilbert, David Grant, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Sarah MacCarthy, Eric R. Pedersen, Michael W. Robbins, Adam J. Rose, Jamie Ryan, Terry L. Schell, Molly M. Simmons

  • Infographic

    Infographic

    Assessing the Health Readiness of Coast Guard Reservists: Results from Coast Guard Reserve Respondents to the HRBS

    The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health and health behaviors of service members. This infographic reports key findings for reserve component members in the Coast Guard Reserve.

    Apr 28, 2021

    Sarah O. Meadows, Charles C. Engel, Rebecca L. Collins, Robin L. Beckman, Joshua Breslau, Erika Litvin Bloom, Michael Stephen Dunbar, Mary Lou Gilbert, David Grant, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Sarah MacCarthy, Eric R. Pedersen, Michael W. Robbins, Adam J. Rose, Jamie Ryan, Terry L. Schell, Molly M. Simmons

  • U.S. Navy Sailors salute during an approach to a port in Hawaii

    Research Brief

    2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey: Comparing the Active and Reserve Components

    The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health and health behaviors of service members. This brief compares results for the active component and the reserve component.

    Apr 28, 2021

    Robin L. Beckman, Erika Litvin Bloom, Joshua Breslau, Rebecca L. Collins, Michael Stephen Dunbar, Charles C. Engel, Mary Lou Gilbert, David Grant, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Sarah MacCarthy, Sarah O. Meadows, Eric R. Pedersen, Michael W. Robbins, Adam J. Rose, Jamie Ryan, Terry L. Schell, Molly M. Simmons

  • Infographic

    Infographic

    Assessing the Health Readiness of Marine Corps Reservists: Results from Marine Corps Reserve Respondents to the HRBS

    The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health and health behaviors of service members. This infographic reports key findings for reserve component members in the Marine Corps Reserve.

    Apr 28, 2021

    Sarah O. Meadows, Charles C. Engel, Rebecca L. Collins, Robin L. Beckman, Joshua Breslau, Erika Litvin Bloom, Michael Stephen Dunbar, Mary Lou Gilbert, David Grant, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Sarah MacCarthy, Eric R. Pedersen, Michael W. Robbins, Adam J. Rose, Jamie Ryan, Terry L. Schell, Molly M. Simmons

  • An Army reservist lifts weights

    Research Brief

    2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey: Physical Health and Functional Limitations Among the Reserve Component

    The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health and health behaviors of service members. This brief reviews results for physical health and functional limitations among reserve component members.

    Apr 28, 2021

    Sarah O. Meadows, Charles C. Engel, Rebecca L. Collins, Robin L. Beckman, Joshua Breslau, Erika Litvin Bloom, Michael Stephen Dunbar, Mary Lou Gilbert, David Grant, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Sarah MacCarthy, Eric R. Pedersen, Michael W. Robbins, Adam J. Rose, Jamie Ryan, Terry L. Schell, Molly M. Simmons

  • Infographic

    Infographic

    Assessing the Health Readiness of Navy Reservists: Results from Navy Reserve Respondents to the HRBS

    The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health and health behaviors of service members. This infographic reports key findings for reserve component members in the Navy Reserve.

    Apr 28, 2021

    Sarah O. Meadows, Charles C. Engel, Rebecca L. Collins, Robin L. Beckman, Joshua Breslau, Erika Litvin Bloom, Michael Stephen Dunbar, Mary Lou Gilbert, David Grant, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Sarah MacCarthy, Eric R. Pedersen, Michael W. Robbins, Adam J. Rose, Jamie Ryan, Terry L. Schell, Molly M. Simmons

  • Airmen embrace after returning from deployment

    Research Brief

    2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey: Deployment Experiences and Health Among the Active Component

    The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health and health behaviors of service members. This brief reviews results for recent deployment experiences and health among active component members.

    Apr 28, 2021

    Sarah O. Meadows, Charles C. Engel, Rebecca L. Collins, Robin L. Beckman, Joshua Breslau, Erika Litvin Bloom, Michael Stephen Dunbar, Mary Lou Gilbert, David Grant, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Sarah MacCarthy, Eric R. Pedersen, Michael W. Robbins, Adam J. Rose, Jamie Ryan, Terry L. Schell, Molly M. Simmons

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Associations Between Depression Subtype and Functional Impairment and Treatment Utilization in a National Sample of Adolescents

    Prior studies have characterized distinct major depressive episode (MDE) subtypes among adults, yet limited evidence exists regarding variation in MDE during adolescence.

    Apr 27, 2021

    Megan S. Schuler, Stephen E. Gilman, Rachel M. Burns, Elizabeth Roth, Joshua Breslau

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Growing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Buprenorphine Distribution in the United States, 2007–2017

    We find ecological evidence consistent with racial/ethnic disparities in buprenorphine distribution. Our finding that initiatives to increase the number of waivered prescribers are insufficient to achieve equitable buprenorphine access.

    Apr 27, 2021

    Megan S. Schuler, Andrew W. Dick, Bradley D. Stein

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Associations Between Individual Demographic Characteristics And Involuntary Health Care Delays As A Result Of COVID-19

    We provide the first evidence on associations between individual characteristics and the propensity to experience an involuntary care disruption resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Apr 27, 2021

    Matthew R. Rosengart, Jason M. Ward

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Community Engagement and Data Collection Strategies in Post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico

    This paper examines community engagement and data collection strategies conducted in post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico, to assess how outreach approaches elicit different perceptions about disaster recovery and to identify best practices.

    Apr 27, 2021

    Lisa Saum-Manning

  • A person lying in a hospital bed covered by a sheet. Photo by kieferpix / Getty Images

    Tool

    Inpatient Hospitalizations for Firearm Injury: Estimating State-Level Rates from 2000 to 2016

    RAND researchers developed a database of state-level estimates of inpatient hospitalizations for firearm injury. This document describes the methods used to construct the estimates and provides technical documentation to facilitate database use.

    Apr 27, 2021

    Rosanna Smart, Samuel Peterson, Terry L. Schell, Rose Kerber, Andrew R. Morral

  • Report

    Report

    Talent Management for U.S. Department of Defense Knowledge Workers: What Does RAND Corporation Research Tell Us?

    A synthesis of results from RAND Corporation research on the U.S. Department of Defense's talent management of knowledge workers features areas for improvement and ways for the department to proactively approach talent management.

    Apr 26, 2021

    Laura Werber

  • Super Typhoon Noru photographed by ISS astronaut Randy Bresnick above the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on August 1, 2017, photo courtesy of NASA

    Report

    Responsible Space Behavior for the New Space Era: Preserving the Province of Humanity

    Humans have explored near-earth space for more than six decades, yet the basic mechanisms for governing space activities have only marginally changed. The authors offer suggestions on how to improve space governance and responsible space behavior.

    Apr 26, 2021

    Bruce McClintock, Katie Feistel, Douglas C. Ligor, Kathryn O'Connor