This report analyzes how narratives about migration contribute to political discourse in five countries.
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RWJF commissioned RAND to produce a series of white papers that describe the current landscape, emerging innovations, and opportunities for transforming and transitioning to a new public health data system.
Could Periodic Nonpharmaceutical Intervention Strategies Produce Better COVID-19 Health and Economic Outcomes? 2021
We developed a COVID-19 transmission model to compare the effects of nonpharmaceutical public health interventions (NPIs). We find that the periodic switch between low and high NPI levels could have produced similar health outcomes as static strategies but better social welfare outcomes.
Modeling Infectious Behaviors: The Need to Account for Behavioral Adaptation in COVID-19 Models 2021
In this essay we discuss the need for new types of simulation models of COVID-19 that couple transmission dynamics with adaptive behaviors.
Disaster Risk Creation and Cascading Disasters Within Large Technological Systems: COVID-19 and the 2021 Texas Blackouts 2021
Here we describe the 2021 Texas blackouts during the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of disaster risk creation and cascading disaster, showing how risk emerges and propagates across large technological systems.
The authors look closely at rideshare specifically in the nonemergency medical transportation (NEMT) context. They identify key populations for whom, and types of rides for which, NEMT could be an appropriate model, the role of rideshare in NEMT, and the policies that support such a role. The authors conclude by considering how best to support NEMT broadly and optimize rideshare within NEMT specifically through policy and process.
Research Funding for Women's Health: A Modeling Study of Societal Impact: Findings for Coronary Artery Disease 2021
Using microsimulation analyses, the authors examined the societal cost impact of increasing research funding in Coronary Artery Disease.
Without information on the potential return on investment for women's health research, stakeholders lack a basis for altering research investments to improve knowledge of women's health. In this report, the authors examine the societal cost impact of increasing research funding in coronary artery disease and find that investing in women's health research yields benefits beyond investing in general research.
The authors provide information on the implementation and outcomes of the four-day school week using quantitative and qualitative data from a variety of sources. The authors add to the literature by providing the richest qualitative data on the four-day school week to date, analyzing the broadest set of outcomes for a variety of stakeholders, and using the most up-to-date data available.
This brief provides information on the implementation and outcomes of a four-day school week using quantitative and qualitative data from a variety of sources, including surveys of parents and students, across six states.