Populations

  • Protesters gather to the #unteilbar demonstration in Berlin, Germany, October 13, 2018

    Commentary

    Berlin Protests Highlight Need for Sound Employment Discrimination Laws in Germany

    Germany has a legal tradition and a strong constitution that promotes equality for all those living within its borders. That tradition could end up being a factor as German policymakers consider whether it is advantageous for the nation as a whole that the newest members of its society should have the necessary legal protections to succeed socially and economically.

    Nov 15, 2018

  • Little boy that has been bullied at school

    Tool

    Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools

    Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools, or CBITS, helps students who have experienced significant trauma. The program focuses on decreasing symptoms related to trauma exposure, managing stress and anxiety, and building peer and caregiver support.

    Nov 15, 2018

  • News Release

    Youth-Oriented Mental Health Campaign Shows Evidence of Success

    A community engagement campaign launched by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to address mental health barriers had an impressive reach with the younger audience it targeted and showed signs of changing attitudes.

    Nov 14, 2018

  • Photo of the WeRise event

    Research Brief

    Evaluating Los Angeles County's Mental Health Community Engagement Campaign

    The WeRise/WhyWeRise campaign targeted young people to encourage them to engage with mental health issues and create a movement to lower barriers to mental health access. People exposed to the campaign reported more-supportive attitudes toward people with mental illness and greater mobilization toward action around mental health issues.

    Nov 14, 2018

  • Photo of the WeRise event

    Report

    Evaluation of Los Angeles County's Mental Health Community Engagement Campaign

    The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health conducted a community engagement campaign to increase awareness of mental health access as a civil rights issue and to increase civic engagement. Youths who took part showed increased supportive and understanding attitudes toward mental illness, and empowerment and mobilization toward activism around mental health issues.

    Nov 14, 2018

  • Multimedia

    The Vital Support of Post-9/11 Military Caregivers

    In this episode of Veterans in America, we talk about the military caregivers that inspired RAND's landmark study of America's "hidden heroes."

    Nov 12, 2018

  • Report

    A One-Stop Approach to Supporting the Nonacademic Needs of Community College Students: An Evaluation of Single Stop's Impact in North Carolina

    This report examines the impact of using Single Stop (a program that connects college students to governmental, community, and institutional resources) on postsecondary outcomes for students at four community colleges in North Carolina.

    Nov 12, 2018

  • Multimedia

    Why So Many Military Women Think About Suicide

    In this episode of Veterans in America, we discuss why women in the military face a much higher risk of suicide than civilian women. We meet two women who attempted suicide and learn how they found help.

    Nov 11, 2018

  • Multimedia

    Healing the Invisible Wounds of War with Virtual Reality

    In this episode of Veterans in America, we hear the story of Joe Merritt, a former Marine and Army National Guard soldier, and learn about an effective evidence-based treatment for PTSD: virtual reality exposure therapy.

    Nov 8, 2018

  • A doctor looking at an x-ray next to an American flag

    Essay

    How Private Health Care Providers Could Better Serve Veterans

    Almost a third of U.S. veterans live 40 miles or more from the nearest VA medical center, so the VA is trying to make it easier for them to use private providers closer to home. But it will take significant efforts to better prepare civilian doctors to deliver high-quality care to veterans.

    Nov 7, 2018

  • Research Brief

    Considerations for Implementing the TNTP Core Rubric

    RAND researchers assessed whether the TNTP Core Teaching Rubric produces scores that are representative of teachers' overall instructional practices and whether raters' content expertise influences scores on TNTP Core.

    Nov 7, 2018

  • Report

    Validation Study of the TNTP Core Teaching Rubric

    RAND researchers assess whether the TNTP Core Teaching Rubric produces scores that are representative of teachers' overall instructional practices and whether raters' content expertise influences scores on TNTP Core.

    Nov 7, 2018

  • Close-up shot of the uniform of a member of the Department of Defense Civilian Expeditionary Workforce

    Report

    Women's Representation in the U.S. Department of Defense Workforce

    When compared with the civilian labor force, there is less women's representation among those who work for the U.S. Department of Defense. What accounts for this gap? And what could be done to address it?

    Nov 7, 2018

  • Periodical

    RAND Review: November-December 2018

    This issue spotlights RAND's research on how providers can better meet the health care needs of veterans; life as a U.S. Army private; and Air Force efforts to improve leadership opportunities for women.

    Nov 6, 2018

  • Girls looking at a plant jar in a garden

    Report

    How to Establish and Sustain Effective Summer Learning Programs

    High-quality summer learning programs improve the academic, social, and emotional outcomes of low-income students, but several components are needed to make a program successful. New guidance on best practices can help districts and their community partners implement and operate effective summer programs.

    Nov 4, 2018

  • Refugees and migrants try to warm themselves up, Indjija, Serbia, October 5, 2016

    Commentary

    In Refugee Vetting, How Good Is Good Enough?

    A security policy that depends too heavily on vetting, and expects it to be foolproof, is likely to fall short. A better security standard the administration could consider is not whether vetting failures ever occur, but rather whether they pose an acceptable risk to the United States.

    Nov 1, 2018

  • People cycling and jogging in Chicago by Michigan lake.

    Content

    Community Health and Environmental Policy

    The Community Health and Environmental Policy program focuses on such topics as infrastructure, science and technology, community design, community health promotion, migration and population dynamics, transportation, energy, and climate and the environment.

    Nov 1, 2018

  • Report

    DoD STARBASE: Improved Measures for Participation, Outreach, and Impact

    The Department of Defense's STARBASE program offers a curriculum in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for students in underserved areas of the United States. This study focuses on the students served and STARBASE's outreach efforts.

    Oct 30, 2018

  • Multimedia

    Veterans in America Podcast

    Veterans in America is a special limited-series podcast that journeys into the lives of veterans and their loved ones, and shares insights from RAND research on how to improve their lives.

    Oct 29, 2018

  • Young man talking in a group therapy session

    Research Brief

    Los Angeles County's Mental Health Full Service Partnerships Yield Cost Savings

    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.

    Oct 29, 2018