Interviews and a survey indicate that WhyWeRise, a social marketing campaign promoting community engagement with mental health issues, reached at least 30 percent of Los Angeles County youth ages 14–24 and mobilized them to improve societal support for those experiencing mental health challenges. Those exposed to the campaign were more likely than those unexposed to feel empowered to change how their communities deal with mental health issues.
Reports and Articles - Prevention and Brief Interventions
Below are the most recent reports and articles from the RAND Drug Policy Research Center. Please visit our RAND Topics pages for a complete research archive on these and other drug policy-related research topics.RAND Topic Pages: Substance Abuse Prevention
In the profitable buprenorphine market, pharmaceutical manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser exploited various Food and Drug Administration regulatory procedures to impede entry of generic competitors and maintain elevated prices.
Assessing and Expanding the Evidence Base for Project ECHO and ECHO-Like Models: Findings of a Technical Expert Panel 2020
Building a strong evidence base will help leverage the innovative aspects of EELM by better understanding how, why, and in what contexts EELM improve care access, quality, and delivery, while also improving provider satisfaction and capacity.
Association Between Disease Progression and Depression Onset in Persons with Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis 2020
In summary, study findings indicate that greater structural disease severity and decreased physical performance increase the risk of depression onset among individuals with radiographic knee osteoarthritis.
Association of Medicare Part D Benzodiazepine Coverage Expansion With Changes in Fall-Related Injuries and Overdoses Among Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries 2020
This study found an increase in the rate of overdose after Medicare Part D coverage began to include benzodiazepines among adults aged 65 to 69 years and 80 years or older and an increase in the rate of fall-related injury in adults 80 years or older.
The Association of State Opioid Misuse Prevention Policies With Patient- and Provider-Related Outcomes: A Scoping Review 2020
This review reveals a growing literature on the effects of certain state opioid misuse prevention policies, but persistent gaps in evidence on other prevalent state policies remain.
Hospice characteristics associated with strong performance on Hospice Item Set measures differ from those associated with strong performance on CAHPS measures. Providing professional staff visits in the last two days of life is associated with high performance in both quality domains.
Consensus Guidelines and State Policies: The Gap Between Principle and Practice at the Intersection of Substance Use and Pregnancy 2020
We review the change over time in state-level policy environments around substance use in pregnancy and contrast the policy response with the principles and guidance from professional societies and federal agencies.
Contributions of Persons Living With Dementia to Scientific Research Meetings: Results From the National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons With Dementia and Their Caregivers 2020
A stakeholder group of persons living with dementia influenced the agenda and outcomes of a national research summit on care, services, and supports for persons living with the disease.
Cost Analysis of a Randomized Trial of Getting to Outcomes Implementation Support of CHOICE in Boys and Girls Clubs in Southern California 2020
This study estimates the societal costs of implementing CHOICE, a voluntary after-school alcohol and other drug prevention program for adolescents, in Boys and Girls Clubs across Southern California with and without an implementation support system called Getting To Outcomes.