Jun 23, 2022
Social and Behavioral Policy Publications
Associations of a National Tax on Non-Essential High Calorie Foods with Changes in Consumer Prices 2022
This study evaluates the price effect of Mexico's tax on high calorie non-essential foods and shows that prices of taxed foods increased soon after the tax and that higher price persisted for at least two years.
New Prescription Fills of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Los Angeles County, California 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic was associated with an initial decrease, followed by a consistent increase in new SSRI fills in L.A. County. These increases in new SSRI fills were primarily among women, 18–39 year-olds, and those under 18.
Restructuring Personal Networks with a Motivational Interviewing Social Network Intervention to Assist the Transition Out of Homelessness: A Randomized Control Pilot Study 2022
This study is the first pilot test of a Social Network Intervention (MI-SNI) customized for assisting the transition out of homelessness to test for personal network changes.
An Evaluation of a Multisite, Health Systems–Based Direct Care Worker Retention Program: Key Findings and Recommendations 2022
A mixed-methods evaluation of the Transformational Healthcare Readiness through Innovative Vocational Education Program (THRIVE), a program designed to stem the loss of newly hired entry-level caregivers, found no positive effect on caregiver retention nor financial return on investment in comparison to a baseline year.
The 12-month program, Transformational Healthcare Readiness through Innovative Vocational Education, took a multipronged approach to addressing employment barriers for entry-level health care workers across three health systems from 2019 to 2021.
The Gross Developmental Potential (GDP2): A New Approach for Measuring Human Potential and Wellbeing 2022
The Gross Developmental Potential (GDP2) is proposed as a new capabilities-based framework for assessing threats to thriving and understanding progress in achieving lifelong health and wellbeing.
Effects of Medicaid Automatic Enrollment on Disparities in Insurance Coverage and Caregiver Burden for Children with Special Health Care Needs 2022
We analyze how Medicaid automatic enrollment policies for children with special health care needs who are enrolled in Supplemental Security Income reduce disparities in health insurance coverage and caregiving burden.
The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is a longitudinal household survey that facilitates research into different aspects of population aging in the United States. The RAND HRS Longitudinal File is a cleaned, easy-to-use, and streamlined data product containing information from the HRS, including variables on demographics, health and insurance, Social Security, pensions, family structure, retirement plans, expectations, and employment history.
Legal Review of State Emergency Medical Services Policies and Protocols for Naloxone Administration 2022
We provide data on the authority of providers at different emergency medical services licensure levels to administer naloxone. We also describe relevant policies regarding which administration routes and dosages are permitted for each licensure level.
Methodological Considerations for Estimating Policy Effects in the Context of Co-Occurring Policies 2022
Researchers conducted simulations to assess how concurrently implemented policies affected the evaluation of hypothetical state-level policies.