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

    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.

    Jan 4, 2019

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

    Testimony

    Community-Based Programs Are Critical to Veteran Suicide Prevention

    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.

    Apr 27, 2017

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