The coronavirus has required many people to drastically alter their daily schedules, which can wreak havoc on sleep. But there are simple strategies that can help support sleep—and well-being—during this trying time.
Is there a connection between health and/or well-being and civic activities like voting and volunteering? Is health a cause of civic engagement, a consequence of it, or both? A review of the scientific literature identifies both the links and where further research is needed.
Surveys the literature on financial sustainability for nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on urban and lower-resourced organizations, and discusses key themes and findings that may inform such organizations' operations and decisionmaking.
RAND Health research supports four strategies to restrain health care spending growth and maintain quality: foster efficient and accountable providers, engage and empower consumers, promote population health, and facilitate high-value innovation.
Reversing the rising tide of obesity and further reducing rates of tobacco use could produce substantial long-term dividends in terms of lives saved and disabling illnesses prevented. Communities, employers, and parents all have important roles.
Neighborhood socioeconomic status is significantly associated with coronary heart disease risk, according to a nationally-representative sample. The association is larger in men than women and in whites than minorities.
Using a subsample of respondents to the 2005 Los Angeles County health survey, the authors examined the relationship between perceptions of the seriousness of HIV/AIDS in one's community and HIV testing.
Content for a toolkit was designed to help community and faith-based organizations take advantage of opportunities presented in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and engage leaders in promoting health in their communities.
NGOs are instrumental in communities' resilience to natural and man-made disasters, but the plans and processes for their involvement are not well-defined. RAND-convened sessions at the 2010 LANO conference identified challenges to engaging NGOs and recommendations for addressing these challenges.
This study compared the cost-effectiveness of different public interventions for promoting exercise and found that community-based campaigns and school-based interventions have the greatest potential to be scaled up at the lowest costs.
Geographic variation in food prices across the US affects youth's consumption of fruit, vegetables and milk; price variation does not seem to affect consumption of fast food or soft drinks, perhaps because consumption is less price sensitive.
Seniors of Hispanic descent are far less likely to become immunized against the flu or pneumonia compared to similar White seniors. Those who prefer speaking Spanish and live in linguistically isolated communities are least likely to be immunized.
This article evaluates a community engagement strategy employed in the Community Partners in Care (CPIC) study, the first randomized controlled trial of the role of community engagement in adapting and implementing evidence-based depression care.