Category: foreign-policy

Rand corp news | June 25, 2022

NATO Steers Towards New Focus on Human Security

Ahead of this week's NATO Summit in Madrid, RAND Europe's Centre for Human Security brought together over forty experts from across military, government, academia, think tanks, and civil society for…

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Rand corp news | June 22, 2022

Don’t Cut Research Ties with China, Say UK Academics

A new study from the not-for-profit research institute RAND Europe involving more than 80 UK-based academics from a range of disciplines and institutions finds a resounding appetite for continued collaboration…

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Rand corp news | June 16, 2022

Poor Sleep and Nighttime Wakefulness Associated with Diminished Cognitive Function Among African Americans

More fragmented sleep and longer periods of wakefulness after bedtime among a group of low-income African American adults were associated with lower cognitive function such as poor attention and visuospatial…

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Rand corp news | June 15, 2022

Novel Project Will Create Open Access to Detailed Information About Health and Well-Being for Older Californians

RAND and the Archstone Foundation will build and make publicly available a wide-ranging collection of data about the health and well-being of nearly six million older Californians. The data will…

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Rand corp news | June 15, 2022

Teacher and Principal Stress Running at Twice the Rate of General Working Public, Hindering Pandemic Recovery

U.S. teachers and principals are experiencing frequent job-related stress at a rate about twice that of the general population of working adults. Well-being is reported as especially poor among Hispanic/Latinx…

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Rand corp news | June 7, 2022

Jason Matheny Named President and CEO of RAND Corporation

Jason Matheny, an economist, technologist, national security expert, and longtime civil servant, has been named president and chief executive officer of the nonprofit and nonpartisan RAND Corporation.

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Rand corp news | June 3, 2022

Endowed Chair to Advance Truth Decay Research Established in Honor of RAND President and CEO Michael D. Rich

RAND supporters have contributed more than $3.9 million to endow a new chair to advance research aimed at countering Truth Decay—the diminishing role of facts and analysis in public life—while…

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Rand corp news | June 2, 2022

Preparedness Appears Low for Roll-Out of National 988 Mental Health Hotline

A survey of a large group of public health officials responsible for helping to roll out the nation's new 988 emergency mental health telephone service found that fewer than half…

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Rand corp news | June 1, 2022

Introducing the Evidence and Equity Collaborative

In the fall of 2020, the chief executive officers of nine leading policy research organizations met to discuss the critical importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of…

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Rand corp news | May 17, 2022

Private Health Plans During 2020 Paid Hospitals 224 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay

Prices paid to hospitals during 2020 by employers and private insurers for both inpatient and outpatient services averaged 224 percent of what Medicare would have paid, with wide variation in…

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Rand corp news | May 11, 2022

RAND Campaign Encourages Individuals to Take Action Against Truth Decay

Amid the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life—a phenomenon called Truth Decay—the RAND Corporation is launching a public information campaign on social media to build understanding…

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Rand corp news | May 5, 2022

Strengthening School Lunch Nutritional Standards May Help Improve Obesity Outlook for Low-Income Children

Regulations that strengthened the nutritional requirements for school lunches were associated with a decline in signs of obesity among school children in kindergarten through 5th grade who participated in free…

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Rand corp news | May 4, 2022

Study of Unhoused People in Los Angeles Finds Numbers Growing; Only One-Third Willing to Move into Group Shelters

A unique study conducting counts and surveys of unsheltered people in three parts of Los Angeles found that nearly half had been offered housing in the past, but they cited…

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Rand corp news | April 29, 2022

Iao Katagiri, Longtime RAND Community Relations Director and Former Chair of Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Dies at Age 70

Iao Katagiri, the RAND Corporation's longtime director of community relations, who played a pivotal role in the development of the research institution's Santa Monica headquarters and managed its extensive art…

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Rand corp news | April 6, 2022

Repurposing Commercial Buildings Could Help L.A. Meet Housing Needs, but Financial, Regulatory Barriers Exist

Repurposing underutilized commercial properties such as hotel/motels and vacant office buildings could provide about 9% to 14% of the housing Los Angeles County needs to produce over the next eight…

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Rand corp news | April 5, 2022

Trends in Hospital Prices Varied Widely Across the United States

The average prices charged to commercial health plans by hospitals, as compared to what Medicare pays, remained relatively stable between 2012 and 2019, but there was a large amount of…

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Rand corp news | March 31, 2022

Expanding State Employee Health Plan to Others May Do More Than Other Options to Expand Insurance Coverage in Connecticut

Among options to increase health insurance coverage in Connecticut, making a version of the state's employee health plan available to small businesses and some other employers would insure the most…

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Rand corp news | March 31, 2022

Efforts to Avoid Civilian Casualties in Raqqa, Syria, in 2017 Were Considerable but Insufficient

U.S. strategic choices in the battle to liberate Raqqa, Syria, from ISIS in 2017 likely increased civilian harm despite considerable efforts to avoid civilian casualties by both U.S. and coalition…

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Rand corp news | March 23, 2022

More Evidence Needed to Support Performance Goals of Current Army Combat Fitness Test; Women, Other Groups Pass the Gender-Neutral Test at Lower Rates

As the U.S. Army rolls out its Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), more evidence is needed to prove that all six test events adequately predict performance on combat tasks or…

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Rand corp news | March 22, 2022

Most People Who Receive Medication in Emergency Departments to Treat Opioid Use Disorder Do Not Sustain the Treatment

Most people who fill prescriptions from emergency physicians to treat their opioid use disorder do not continue to receive the medication, suggesting new approaches are needed to help people continue…

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Rand corp news | March 15, 2022

Audio-Only Telehealth Remains Common at Safety Net Health Clinics; Trend Raises Questions About Quality

Rapid adoption of telehealth helped safety net clinics in California to maintain consistent levels of service after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the use of audio-only care has…

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Rand corp news | March 14, 2022

Research Project Will Probe Role of Structural Racism in Development of Dementias and Cognitive Decline Among African Americans

The RAND Corporation and the University of Pittsburgh will study residents of two predominantly Black neighborhoods in Pittsburgh to examine how exposure to the legacies of structural racism at the…

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Rand corp news | February 22, 2022

Investment in Languages Education Could Return Double for UK Economy

By quantifying the wider economic benefits to the UK economy of extending languages education in schools, researchers found that the benefit-to-cost ratios for increasing Arabic, Mandarin, French or Spanish education…

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Rand corp news | February 18, 2022

More Than Half of Unemployed Young Men Have Criminal Records; Findings Suggested New Approach Needed to Aid the Unemployed

More than half of unemployed American men in their 30s have a history of being arrested or convicted of a crime, a stigma that poses a barrier to them participating…

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Rand corp news | February 16, 2022

COG-UK Consortium’s Pathogen Genomics Expertise Played Important Role in UK Response to COVID-19; Valuable Contribution to Public Health Genomics Should Not Be Lost

The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium's efforts to sequence and understand the diverse variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, have been key to informing public health decisionmaking and…

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