Community-Based Health Care

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Community-based health care represents a unique mode of care delivery with its own set of considerations, challenges, advantages, and disadvantages. RAND experts have studied a diverse range of community health programs, neighborhood characteristics including food environments, public health implications of prisoner reentry, the role of faith-based groups in health care, and much more.

  • Kathryn Derose at St. Augustine by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Santa Monica, California

    Essay

    Faith-Based Organizations Promote Well-Being in Underserved Communities

    Jan 4, 2019

    Kathryn Derose, a senior policy researcher at RAND and an Episcopal deacon, works with Latino and African-American churches to address health issues in their communities. Her research has shown the power of the pulpit to fight health disparities, counter stigma, and encourage healthy living.

  • U.S. military personnel fold the American flag at a funeral

    Testimony

    Community-Based Programs Are Critical to Veteran Suicide Prevention

    Apr 27, 2017

    The VA provides high-quality mental health care. Its biggest challenge is preventing suicide among those who are not enrolled, such as veterans with other-than-honorable discharges and women. Strengthening community-based programs could prevent veteran suicide and help slow national suicide rates.

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