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  • 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.

    Oct 31, 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

  • 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

  • Group of people standing and holding hands

    Report

    Evaluating Cost Savings Associated with Los Angeles County's Mental Health Full Service Partnerships

    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.

    Oct 29, 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

  • RAND staff attend a rideshair fair at RAND's Santa Monica headquarters, August 9, 2018

    Content

    Diversity and Inclusion at RAND

    Advancing diversity and inclusion is an important priority at RAND. We believe that sharing the composition of our workforce is an important step toward fulfilling our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

    Oct 19, 2018

  • Journal Article

    "How Am I Going to Live?": Exploring Barriers to ART Adherence Among Adolescents and Young Adults Living with HIV in Uganda

    Our results highlight special needs for future public health programs and policies meant to address barriers to ART adherence among older adolescents.

    Oct 16, 2018

  • A multi-ethnic group of five preschool children holding hands, running down a hallway in the school building

    Commentary

    The Potential for Early Years Programmes to Close the Disadvantage Gap Is Under-Examined

    Many schools are looking to close the disadvantage gap in their communities, but they need more evidence about what actually works. Research that helps policymakers and practitioners understand how early years interventions can promote equity and close the disadvantage gap is needed.

    Oct 12, 2018

  • A doctor talks to a girl whose arm is in a sling

    Commentary

    A Threat to Immigrant Health Care with Potential Consequences for All

    The proposed changes to the “public charge” rule could jeopardize decades of progress towards improved health care access and health for immigrants and U.S. citizens. Negative effects may include worse health outcomes, increased use of emergency rooms, and increased prevalence of communicable diseases.

    Oct 12, 2018

  • Men sleep on a temporary shade built over a drain next to a slum on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India, May 28, 2015

    Commentary

    Mitigating India's Climate-Change Misery

    Despite years of dire forecasts, the international community has been unable to halt the steady climb in global temperatures, and it is the world's poorest who are paying the heaviest toll. As heat-related risks intensify, those living on the margins—in India and elsewhere—will need help to cope effectively.

    Oct 11, 2018

  • Dissertation

    Three Essays on Economic Growth and Human Welfare

    Examines the influence of macroeconomic factors on individual welfare.

    Oct 11, 2018