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RAND researchers describe practices identified by health centers participating in the Sustainable Models of Telehealth in the Safety Net initiative that could support the growth and sustainability of telemedicine programs in safety-net settings.
Jul 29, 2020
Alina I. Palimaru, Jessica L. Sousa, Allison J. Ober, Lori Uscher-Pines
Telemedicine for treating Substance use disorder (SUD) use is growing steadily among treatment facilities; however, uptake is uneven and relatively low. As such, telemedicine may be an under-utilized tool to expand access to care for patients with SUD.
Jul 28, 2020
Lori Uscher-Pines, Jonathan Cantor, Haiden A. Huskamp, Ateev Mehrotra, Alisa B. Busch, Michael L. Barnett
We use a novel data set with more than 200 million test scores for students across the United States to explore whether the "fanning out" of achievement from Grades 1 to 8 occurs while students are in school or during the intervening summers.
The existing literature on naloxone access laws in the United States supports beneficial effects for increased naloxone distribution, but provides inconclusive evidence for reduced fatal opioid overdose.
In this Perspective, the authors provide generalizable strategies that city leaders could adopt to improve the utility of their open data portals to facilitate local access to information and promote community-based problem-solving.
Jul 27, 2020
Jared Mondschein, Shannon Prier, Aaron Clark-Ginsberg, Edward Parker
In this Perspective, the authors urge strategists to consider a new concept for U.S. grand strategy— noopolitik , which focuses on "soft power"—to supersede realpolitik, which has relied on "hard power" to counter U.S. adversaries.
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been particularly challenging for parents as schools and child care centers closed or switched to distance learning in spring 2020. RAND researchers examine which parents need the most support.
Jul 27, 2020
Julia H. Kaufman, Laura S. Hamilton, Melissa Diliberti
To explore what extended competition between the United States and China might entail out to 2050, the authors of this report assessed how successful China might be at implementing its grand strategy goals over the next three decades.
Jul 24, 2020
Andrew Scobell, Edmund J. Burke, Cortez A. III Cooper, Sale Lilly, Chad J. R. Ohlandt, Eric Warner, J.D. Williams
Health civic engagement may help improve conditions that influence health and well-being for all. Focusing on individuals' sense of community and highlighting investments in community health may be associated with increased health civic engagement and improved community and population health.
Jul 24, 2020
Tamara Dubowitz, Christopher Nelson, Sarah Weilant, Jennifer Sloan, Andy Bogart, Carolyn Miller, Anita Chandra
This brief highlights important treatment, provider, and system factors that organizations that support the behavioral health needs of veterans with co-occurring substance use disorders and mental health disorders should consider.
Jul 22, 2020
Eric R. Pedersen, Kathryn E. Bouskill, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Jonathan Cantor, Sierra Smucker, Matthew L. Mizel, Lauren Skrabala, Aaron Kofner, Terri Tanielian
A study exploring the feasibility of introducing OBP for new cancer medicines in the NHS, focusing on the kinds of outcomes that patients and their carers consider most important to refer to in this context.
Jul 22, 2020
Paula Lorgelly, Jack Pollard, Patricia Cubi-Molla, Amanda Cole, Duncan Sim, Jon Sussex
Our results suggest that the savings associated with replacing subsidies with our proposed means-tested subsidy would be $183 million per year if all households in the study area hold NFIP policies, or a savings of approximately $3800 per policy.
Disparities were most pronounced among racial/ethnic minority LGB women, which may reflect their unique experiences of discrimination at the intersection of multiple minority identities. However, racial/ethnic minority gay and bisexual men were not at elevated risk relative to their White counterparts.
Jul 17, 2020
Megan S. Schuler, Dana M. Prince, Joshua Breslau, Rebecca L. Collins
In this article, we present the Analysis of the Resilience of Communities to Disasters (ARC-D) toolkit, a practical toolkit developed by an international aid organization, GOAL, over the course of a decade of practice.
Jul 17, 2020
Aaron Clark-Ginsberg, Bernard McCaul, Isabelle Bremaud, Gabriela Cáceres, Desire Mpanje, Sonny Patel, Ronak B. Patel
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