Jan 11, 2019
Publications from Community Health and Environmental Policy
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.
How Smart Cities Could Improve Open Data Portals to Empower Local Residents and Businesses: A Case Study of the City of Los Angeles and COVID-19 2020
The disclosure of timely and accurate information can promote bottom-up problem-solving and adherence to coronavirus disease 2019 crisis-management policies. Open data portals could allow community members access to the most up-to-date information. In this Perspective, researchers use Los Angeles's open data portal to develop generalizable strategies that city leaders could adopt to improve the utility of their open data portals.
Practitioner Approaches to Measuring Community Resilience: The Analysis of the Resilience of Communities to Disasters Toolkit 2020
In this article, we present the Analysis of the Resilience of Communities to Disasters (ARC-D) toolkit, a practical toolkit developed by an international aid organization, GOAL, over the course of a decade of practice.