Apr 28, 2020
Publications from Community Health and Environmental Policy
Oil Spill Disruption and Problem Drinking: Assessing the Impact of Religious Context Among Gulf Coast Residents 2020
This study employs multilevel analysis to examine the impact of religious context on alcohol misuse among individuals impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Assessing Health and Human Services Needs to Support an Integrated Health in All Policies Plan for Prince George's County, Maryland 2020
With evolving demographics and a changing health system landscape, Prince George's County is considering its future policy approaches and resource allocations related to health and well-being. This report describes a health and human services needs assessment of the county. Recommendations are offered related to (1) creating a Health in All Policies system, (2) aligning investments, and (3) implementing new measurement and data systems.
Engaging Multiple Worldviews With Quantitative Decision Support: A Robust Decision-Making Demonstration Using the Lake Model 2020
This study builds on recent advances in methods and tools for decisionmaking under deep uncertainty to demonstrate analytic approaches that help reduce the tension between quantitative decision support tools and approaches for addressing wicked problems.
The purpose of this article is to start a dialogue about how one can better use measurement to promote large-scale system change.
From Awareness to Action: Accounting for Infrastructure Interdependencies in Disaster Response and Recovery Planning 2020
We suggest that awareness of the vulnerabilities in interdependent infrastructure systems needs to be coupled with coordinated action and collaboration among government agencies, communities, and industries.
Maintaining Critical Infrastructure Resilience to Natural Hazards During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Hurricane Preparations by US Energy Companies 2020
This article describes the ways that an energy organization, the regional transmission operator PJM, is preparing for hurricanes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This article has implications for policy makers working to maintain infrastructure resilience to natural hazards during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health Service Utilization and Costs at the Outset of a Permanent Supportive Housing Program: Baseline Evaluation Report 2020
In this report, the authors describe a baseline analysis of a permanent supportive housing program in Southern California to help address homelessness, examining demographic and clinical characteristics of enrollees and health care service utilization and costs. This analysis was intended to serve as an initial evaluation of the program—including its success in identifying and enrolling the intended target population.
Systematic Review of the Emerging Literature on the Effectiveness of Naloxone Access Laws in the United States 2020
The existing literature on naloxone access laws in the United States supports beneficial effects for increased naloxone distribution, but provides inconclusive evidence for reduced fatal opioid overdose.