Community Health and Well-Being

Featured

  • A woman choosing from a row of bicycles

    Commentary

    Measuring Progress Toward a Culture of Health... at the Library

    Nov 21, 2018

    Libraries can provide much more than books and internet access. Libraries across the United States are evolving to play a bigger role in community health. Many offer nutrition programs, mental health support, and even free bike-shares.

  • Group of people planting a tree together, photo by Rawpixel/Getty Images

    Report

    Is Civic Engagement Related to Health?

    Sep 18, 2019

    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.

Explore Community Health and Well-Being

  • 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.

    May 31, 2001

  • 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.

    Feb 28, 2001

  • 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.

    Dec 31, 1998

  • 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

    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

  • 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

    Dec 31, 1989

  • Content

    Samer Atshan

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A., 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

  • Content

    Mallika Bhandarkar

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

  • Content

    Shreyas Bharadwaj

    Technical Analyst
    Education B.S. in neurobiology, physiology, and behavior, University of California, Davis; M.S. in physiology, Georgetown University; M.S. in community health and prevention research, Stanford University

  • Content

    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

  • Content

    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

  • Content

    Jennifer Bouey

    Senior Policy Researcher; Tang Chair in China Policy Studies
    Education Ph.D. in epidemiology, George Washington University; M.P.H. in epidemiology, George Washington University; M.D. in clinical medicine, Peking University

  • Content

    Jenny Bousfield

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

  • Content

    Catherine C. Cohen

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education B.A. in economics, biology, Swarthmore College; B.S. in nursing, Columbia University; Ph.D. in nursing, Columbia University

  • Content

    Lauren Davis

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in economics, Vanderbilt University; B.S. in economics, Samford University; B.A. in public administration, Samford University

  • Content

    Rosa-Elena Garcia

    Associate Survey Director
    Education M.P.H. in community health sciences, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Content

    Max Griswold

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in economics, University of Texas at Austin; B.S. in economics, philosophy, math, Ohio State University

  • Content

    Alexandra Huttinger

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.H. in global environmental health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; B.A. in biology, U.C. Santa Barbara

  • Content

    Courtney Ann Kase

    Policy Analyst
    Education M.P.H. in public health, University of Pittsburgh

  • Content

    Marielena Lara

    Senior Physician Policy Researcher
    Education B.S. in mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.D. in pediatrics, Harvard Medical School/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology; M.P.H. in health services management and policy, University of California, Los Angeles

Research conducted by