Nov 29, 2022
Publications from Community Health and Environmental Policy
We assessed changes in health mindset associated with the COVID pandemic and found that respondents were more likely in 2021 than in 2018 to recognize social determinants of health. This is associated with greater openness to pandemic-control measures.
Humanitarian Policymaking as Networked Governance: Social Network Analysis of the Global Compact on Refugees 2022
This article uses social network analysis to understand policymaking from a networked governance perspective. We examine one of the most significant refugee policy processes, the efforts to formulate and adopt the Global Compact on Refugees.
The Climate Hazard and Mitigation Planning online tool is an interactive website designed to: (1) communicate potential vulnerabilities to the public and authorities responsible for allocating resources for hazard mitigation activities; and (2) help local hazard mitigation, infrastructure, and land use planners integrate climate information into their hazard mitigation and other planning efforts.
Perceived Substance Use Risks Among Never Users: Sexual Identity Differences in a Sample of U.S. Young Adults 2022
This investigation provides evidence that LGB adults perceive lower risks associated with multiple substance use behaviors than heterosexual adults, which may indicate important sexual identity differences in susceptibility to substance use initiation.
Mental Health Service Use Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults Who Report Having Attempted Suicide 2022
This study estimated mental health service use among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults in the United States who reported having made a suicide attempt.
This short film provides a snapshot of how RAND is contributing to research on housing and homelessness. It shares RAND's commitment to addressing these issues and highlights some of our work and stakeholders.
Linking Medicaid Claims, Birth Certificates, and Other Sources to Advance Maternal and Infant Health 2022
Medicaid claims linked with birth certificates and other data can be used for maternal and infant health research. We reviewed literature and facilitated group discussions with representatives from nine states to better understand linkage efforts.
Advancing a Well-Being Narrative: Expanding How Decision-Makers Think About Progress in Order to Transform Priorities and Actions, and Appendix 2022
We developed a summary of research on well-being narrative testing, which has not yet been pursued in this way in the U.S., along with ideas for experimentation and early action.