Asthma is a common and expensive childhood condition eroding the quality of life of children and families across the country. We sought to identify patient-centered interventions to reduce avoidable asthma-related acute care use and improve childhood asthma outcomes, and found that the solutions lie at the interface of the healthcare system and the community.
If men and women respond differently to treatments for alcohol use disorder, this would be important to consider in treatment selection. The authors of this systematic review sought to synthesize evidence for gender differences in treatment effects.
The present systematic literature review of church-based interventions was conducted to assess their efficacy for addressing obesity across different racial/ethnic groups (eg, African Americans, Latinos).
We describe the rationale and design of a 2-arm cluster randomized trial to test a religiously-tailored HIV testing intervention against a standard information arm on HIV testing rates among AA church members and community members they serve.
This study explores the feasibility of using text messaging to send healthy eating and active living messages to congregants from churches whose membership were predominantly AA or Latino that participated in an intervention to address obesity.
This study protocol describes a proposed randomized controlled trial that builds upon a successful pilot intervention study to address problematic and dangerous drinking among young adult college students studying abroad in foreign environments.
School shootings leave wounds that affect students, school staff, families, and communities for years. Building community resilience, implementing evidence-based mental health support early, and providing access for survivors and the community immediately and in the long term could help promote healing and prevent more tragedy.
Graphic health warnings displayed on a tobacco “power wall” in a convenience store may reduce the chances of cigarette purchases for adult smokers with lower nicotine dependence. But they may have little influence on highly dependent smokers.
This report reviews the evidence base for common approaches used in workplace psychological health programs and profiles U.S. Department of Homeland Security programs that address psychological health, peer support, and resilience.
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.
RAND estimated government spending and cost savings associated with outcomes targeted by Full Service Partnership programs in Los Angeles County: homelessness, criminal justice detention, health care (inpatient and outpatient), and employment.
This report estimates government spending and cost savings associated with outcomes targeted by Full Service Partnership programs in Los Angeles County: homelessness, criminal justice detention, health care (inpatient and outpatient), and employment.
In this document, RAND researchers describe how they developed a tool to help the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health comply with regulations to report on outcomes for prevention mental health programs.
Three recommendations to improve warfarin management at outpatient clinics are: measure your own performance, have a working registry, try to emulate the aspects of structure of care associated with higher time in therapeutic range (TTR).
The Culture of Health project focuses on making health a priority in communities. As the United States grapples with health care spending and changing demographics, the Sentinel Communities project will illuminate stories from local communities and paint a picture of the ways communities strive to improve population health.