Homelessness is a chronic and persistent problem in Santa Monica, California. It burdens public service providers and imposes substantial costs on the city. As one approach to addressing the problem, the city implemented a program, "the Homeless Multidisciplinary Street Team," which aims to improve the health of the most-intensive service users among the homeless population, reduce the burden on public service providers, and reduce public costs.
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This topical and engaging Research Handbook illustrates the variety of research approaches in the field of climate change adaptation policy in order to provide a guide to its social and institutional complexity.
Shift in Seasonal Climate Patterns Likely to Impact Residential Energy Consumption in the United States 2019
This paper presents an ensemble of climate simulations and empirical relationships between weather and household energy consumption to provide detailed estimates for potential climate-driven changes in the United States residential energy demand.
This scenario exercise draws on the insights of more than 20 leading companies to advance understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with decarbonizing the United States by mid-century in order to reduce the risks of climate change.
RAND researchers conducted an independent evaluation of the Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education Project. This report focuses on the North Carolina Pathways Program, for which researchers examined the implementation of the in-prison and community components, the experiences of Pathways students and staff, factors that facilitated or hindered their participation in the program, and lessons learned.
To better understand the health effects of the spill on communities, the CRGC designed and administered a community-based telephone survey of residents and conducted a literature review on the health impacts of oil spills to identify both what was already known about the effects of oil spills and gaps in our knowledge. This document describes the literature search we undertook, and the corresponding database presents the results from that search.
Businesses operating overseas have inadequate tools for assessing business bribery risk and their potential risk of violating various anti-corruption laws. This report introduces a new index, the TRACE Matrix, for business bribery risk assessment. The index provides a quick and useful guide for businesses operating overseas based on a conceptual model of bribery risk and supported by data specific to firms.
This report describes the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's National Survey of Health Attitudes, part of the foundation's efforts to build a Culture of Health. The foundation undertook this survey to measure key constructs that could not be measured in other data sources, primarily addressing the action area making health a shared value. This report provides the text of the 2018 survey and summary statistics of the data.
Do Graphic Health Warning Labels on Cigarette Packages Deter Purchases at Point-of-Sale? An Experiment With Adult Smokers 2019
Graphic health warning labels reduced the chances of cigarette purchases for smokers lower in nicotine dependence but had no effect on smokers higher in dependence.
The 2018 Pittsburgh Equity Indicators report in enables the comparison of two years of data to measure change in disparities. The report includes information on equality scores for 2017 and 2018, as well as "change scores" between years.