Community Organizations

  • Project

    Managing the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the Gulf States

    HIV/AIDS can rightly be called an epidemic in the Gulf States. RAND has examined attitudes and beliefs about HIV and AIDS, the roles of faith-based and community organizations, and issues regarding AIDS treatment; this research can help Congressional, state, and local policymakers understand how to approach the challenges posed by HIV/AIDS in the region.

    Jun 28, 2012

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Employing Continuous Quality Improvement in Community-Based Substance Abuse Programs

    This article aims to describe continuous quality improvement (CQI) for substance abuse prevention and treatment programs in a community-based organization setting.

    Jan 1, 2012

  • A nurse practitioner discusses care with a patient and her mother at the Take Care Health Clinic, one of 21 in the Chicago, Illinois area

    Report

    How Community and Faith-Based Organizations Can Help Improve Community Well-Being

    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.

    May 6, 2011

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Technical Assistance as a Prevention Capacity-Building Tool: A Demonstration Using the Getting to Outcomes Framework

    Demands on community-based prevention programs for performance accountability and positive outcomes are ever increasing in the face of constrained resources. Relatively little is known about how technical assistance (TA) should be structured to benefit community-based organizations and to lead to better outcomes. In this study, data from multiple sources were used to describe an effective TA model designed to improve the capacity of community-based organizations to plan, implement, and evaluate prevention programming.

    Oct 1, 2009

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Stigma, AIDS and HIV Prevention in Africa: Reports from Community Organizations Providing Prevention Services

    The AIDS epidemic in Africa remains a serious health crisis.

    Jan 1, 2008

  • Letters of the words "Drug Free" written in blue pen on fingers in a fist

    Research Brief

    Getting To Outcomes™: Improving Community-Based Substance-Use Prevention

    This research brief summarizes research to create Getting To Outcomes (GTO), a science-based model and support tools to help local groups develop or improve substance-use-prevention programs.

    Feb 7, 2006

  • Report

    Report

    Getting to Outcomes: A Community-Based Participatory Approach to Preventive Interventions

    Describes a prevention process and corresponding technical assistance package for substance abuse prevention programs.

    Jan 1, 2004

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Implementing Publicly Funded Risk Contracts with Community Mental Health Organizations

    The study analyzed the experience of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

    Jan 1, 1998

  • Report

    Report

    The TRY Foundation: A Case Study in Private Community Development Organizations

    Describes the origins, goals, and problems of TRY and briefly examines personnel issues such as recruiting, compensation, and motivation.

    Jan 1, 1971

  • People

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    Kathryn Pitkin Derose

    Adjunct Policy Researcher; Professor of Health Policy, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in health services, University of California, Los Angeles; M.P.H. in population and family health, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in comparative area studies-latin america, Duke University

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    Marylou Gilbert

    Senior Policy Analyst and Coordinator, RAND Center for Housing and Homelessness in Los Angeles; Program Manager, Pardee RAND Community-Partnered Policy and Action Stream
    Education J.D., UCLA School of Law; M.A. in Latin American studies and public health, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in social welfare and Chicano studies, University of California, Berkeley

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    Zhan Okuda-Lim

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A. in public administration, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania; Ed.M. in education policy and management, Harvard Graduate School of Education; A.B. in public and international affairs, Princeton University

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    Dana Schultz

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education M.P.P. in public policy, Harvard University

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    George Timmins

    Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
    Education M.P.H. in sociomedical sciences, Columbia University; B.S. in chemistry and anthropology (double major), University of Notre Dame

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    Katie Tosh

    Adjunct Policy Analyst
    Education M.P.H. in public health, Tulane University; B.A. in environmental studies, University of North Carolina; B.A. in Spanish, University of North Carolina; Certificate in nonprofit management and leadership, Tufts University