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  • People line up for COVID-19 vaccines and booster doses at a McDonald's in Chicago, Illinois, December 21, 2021, photo by Jim Vondruska/Reuters

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    Hyper-Local Strategies Are Working to Promote Vaccination Equity

    Jan 28, 2022

    The Equity-First Vaccination Initiative, launched in summer 2021, has already made progress in reducing racial/ethnic disparities in U.S. COVID-19 vaccination rates. Hyper-local, community-led strategies are helping to increase vaccine confidence and access for communities that identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

  • A woman participates in a citizen science project to collect data about horseshoe crab populations in Cedar Key, Florida, March 31, 2017, photo by Florida Sea Grant

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    Citizen Science Helps Communities Participate in, Understand, and Trust Science

    Jan 4, 2022

    Good citizen science brings a community together and helps it prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. A RAND guide takes non-expert investigators from the early stages of defining their questions and setting their goals, through building their teams, to planning for action.

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  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    die Herausforderung der globalen Alterung: Preparing for an Aging World (German version)

    In Preparing for an Aging World: The Case for Cross-National Research, a panel of experts convened by the National Research Council (NRC), examines the issues surrounding global aging and their implications for policy and research.

    Dec 31, 2001

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Preparándonos para un mundo que está envejeciendo: Preparing for an Aging World (Spanish version)

    This research brief summarizes the National Research Council paper, "Preparing for an Aging World: The Case for Cross-National Research." The paper considers issues related to global aging and their potential implications for policy and research.

    Dec 31, 2001

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Preparing for an Aging World (Chinese version)

    In Preparing for an Aging World: The Case for Cross-National Research, a panel of experts convened by the National Research Council (NRC), examines the issues surrounding global aging and their implications for policy and research.

    Dec 31, 2001

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Preparing for an Aging World (Japanese version)

    In Preparing for an Aging World: The Case for Cross-National Research, a panel of experts convened by the National Research Council (NRC), examines the issues surrounding global aging and their implications for policy and research.

    Dec 31, 2001

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Su preparer a un monde plus vieux: Preparing for an Aging World (French version)

    This research brief summarizes the National Research Council paper, "Preparing for an Aging World: The Case for Cross-National Research." The paper considers issues related to global aging and their potential implications for policy and research.

    Dec 31, 2001

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Chronicity Reconsidered: Improving Person-Environment Fit Through a Consumer-Run Service

    Previous research indicates that recurrent acute hospitalizations and an inability to establish or maintain tenure in the community may be due to a disconnection from community-based services and supports, social isolation, and demoralization.

    Jun 1, 2001

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Homelessness, Mental Illness and Citizenship

    The concept of citizenship-a connection to the rights, responsibilities, roles, and resources that society offers-offers a useful framework for approaching the goal of strengthening homeless people's ties to their community.

    Mar 1, 2001

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Preparing for an Aging World

    In Preparing for an Aging World: The Case for Cross-National Research, a panel of experts convened by the National Research Council (NRC), examines the issues surrounding global aging and their implications for policy and research.

    Dec 31, 2000

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren: What Do We Know?

    Approximately 5% to 6% of grandchildren and 10% of grandparents live in grandparent-grandchild households at any point in time.

    Jan 1, 1999

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    The Effect of Race and Ethnicity on the Use of Selected Health Care Procedures: A Comparison of South Central Los Angeles and the Remainder of Los Angeles County

    The purpose of this study was to compare the use of eight hospital-based procedures in South Central Los Angeles to the remainder of Los Angeles County.

    Nov 1, 1996

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Characteristics and Service Use of Seriously Mentally Ill Persons Living in Rural Areas

    Data from a cross-sectional survey of 210 current or former inpatients at Mississippi State Hospital and 197 informants, usually patients' family members, were used to compare the demographic, clinical, and service use characteristics of patients living in rural areas with those of patients living in nonrural areas.

    Jan 1, 1996

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    Report

    Is "Aging in Place" a Blueprint for the Future?

    Aging in place (AIP) is one of the ways older persons become concentrated in communities and neighborhoods over time. The author examines AIP as a subject of potential policy interest that is ripe for interdisciplinary study using newly released 1990...

    Dec 31, 1991

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waivers for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Patients

    Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), an increasingly significant health problem, presents a special challenge to Medicaid programs

    Jan 1, 1990

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    Mallika Bhandarkar

    Policy Analyst
    Education M.P.H. in health promotion, Columbia University; B.A. in anthropology; minor in biology, Boston University

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    Tara Laila Blagg

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S.W., University of Houston; B.A. in Hispanic studies, Rice University; M.Phil in public policy, Pardee RAND Graduate School

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    Jeremy Boback

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.Sc. in public policy and administration, London School of Economics; B.A. in political science and Russian studies, University of Rochester

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    Jennifer Bouey

    Senior Policy Researcher; Tang Chair in China Policy Studies; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in epidemiology, George Washington University; M.P.H. in epidemiology, George Washington University; M.D. in clinical medicine, Peking University

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    Jennifer Bousfield

    Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in mental health and social inclusion, St George's University of London; B.Sc. in applied psychology, Cardiff University

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    Samer Atshan

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A. in public affairs, The University of Texas at Austin; M.S. in energy and earth resources, The University of Texas at Austin; B.Eng. in mechanical engineering, American University of Beirut

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    Mark Cabling

    Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in cancer studies, King's College London; M.A. in communication, culture and technology, Georgetown University; M.Sc. in media and communication, London School of Economics; B.A. in politics, University of Nottingham