The RAND Summer Institute (RSI) is composed of conferences addressing critical issues facing the aging population. The primary aim of the RSI is to expose scholars interested in the study of aging to a wide range of research being conducted in fields beyond their own specialties. This video session is from the 27th Annual RAND Summer Institute, held virtually July 6–10, 2020, in Santa Monica, California.
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These conference proceedings from an event organized by the RAND Institute for Civil Justice summarize key points made during a discussion among stakeholders in the legal community about mental health and well-being, including how legal professionals and educators can improve those factors in their environments for students and for professionals in the field.
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic required significant public health interventions from local governments. To help in those decisions, researchers used the Robust Decision Making approach to stress-test California's COVID-19 reopening strategy. This Perspective presents lessons learned from these experiments and outlines four characteristics of the best strategies.
An Initial Evaluation of the Weinberg Center for Elder Justice's Shelter Model for Elder Abuse and Mistreatment 2021
Elder abuse or mistreatment (EM) is a widespread problem with devastating consequences. This report presents an evaluation of the nation's first elder-specific shelter, the Weinberg Center. The authors focus on the shelter's model, which aims to benefit individuals experiencing EM. The authors also examine some Weinberg client outcomes and begin to quantify the model's costs and benefits for those experiencing EM and wider societal benefits.
There is strong evidence that children who attend high-quality pre-kindergarten programs learn skills that benefit them in school and life. In this brief, RAND researchers estimate the cost of such programs and outline implications.
In this report, RAND researchers examine seven publicly funded pre-kindergarten (pre-K) systems across six jurisdictions and use two analytical methods — cost data collection and cost modeling — to estimate the cost of a high-quality pre-K program. They also outline the challenges in understanding full pre-K program costs and the implications for policymakers and future research.
Clinician Perspectives on Methadone Service Delivery and the Use of Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study 2021
To explore the impact of the pandemic and accompanying policy changes on service delivery, we asked OTP clinicians about changes in care patterns and perceptions of impacts on access and quality.
To understand patterns of use and interest in quitting different types of tobacco products among youth experiencing homelessness, a RAND team surveyed these youth in Los Angeles County to inform efforts to reduce their use of tobacco products.
COVID-19 and the Experiences of Populations at Greater Risk: Description and Top-Line Summary Data — Wave 3, Winter 2021 2021
This report presents the results of the third of four surveys on how Americans' health views and values have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with particular focus on populations deemed at risk or underserved, including people of color and those from low- to moderate-income backgrounds. This top-line report summarizes descriptive findings from the third wave of the COVID-19 and the Experiences of Populations at Greater Risk Survey.
This study examined perceptions of factors that influence use and non-use of Alternative Tobacco Products (ATPs) among unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness.