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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
Use of alternative tobacco products, as well as regular cigarettes, is widespread among unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness. However, little is known about their level of motivation for quitting use of these products, factors associated with motivation to quit, or how these might vary by type of tobacco product.
Feb 11, 2020
Joan S. Tucker, William G. Shadel, Daniela Golinelli, Rachana Seelam, Daniel Siconolfi
Good policy analysis needs routinely to address not only uncertainty about model inputs, but uncertainty and disagreements about the model itself—especially for complex systems. In the future, analysis that fails to do so may be regarded as fatally flawed.
Deterrence in the twenty-first century presents some new challenges to strategists, but there is little basis for thinking that our problems with deterrence derive from our well-developed theories about it being obsolete.
The report presents a rigorous retrospective analysis of the costs and benefits of LifeSet, a program that provides case management and other services for young adults aging out of the foster care system, based on a prior impact evaluation.
On November 7, 2019, the RAND Corporation convened a Technical Expert Panel (TEP) web meeting to gather input on analyses that could be conducted to further enhance the Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Contract Star Ratings program.
RAND researchers consider responses to prior infectious disease outbreaks, identify options that could strengthen the current system of care for rare but serious infectious diseases, and discuss key financial considerations for sustainability.
Feb 7, 2020
Courtney A. Gidengil, Christopher Nelson, Laura J. Faherty, Nabeel Shariq Qureshi
This work brings together perspectives on household adjustments in response to a major health shock in the U.S. It concludes that the family plays a key role in insuring against health shocks, and that informal and formal assistance are imperfect substitutes for one another.
The ways in which workplace accommodation is measured in national surveys have implications for identifying accommodation-sensitive individuals (those on the margin of working or not, depending on whether they are accommodated), and estimating unmet need for accommodation.
Feb 7, 2020
Nicole Maestas, Kathleen J. Mullen, Stephanie Rennane
Current funding models and impacts of alternative models are assessed by the authors to help the U.S. Army increase the transparency of reimbursable accounting practices and improve auditability at two Army commands.
Feb 6, 2020
Drake Warren, Heather Krull, Jennifer Lamping Lewis, Aisha Najera Chesler, Ellen M. Pint, J. Michael Gilmore
This research identifies and describes some of the issues related to managing acquisition program information in the emerging acquisition environment resulting from statutory changes within the Department of Defense acquisition community.
Feb 6, 2020
Jeffrey A. Drezner, Megan McKernan, Jerry M. Sollinger, Sydne Newberry
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