The Effect of Eliminating the Individual Mandate Penalty and the Role of Behavioral Factors
Under alternative assumptions about consumer responses, we find that enrollment falls by 2.8 million to 13 million people nationwide and premiums for bronze plans increase by 3 percent to 13 percent when the mandate penalty is removed. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - July 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Eibner; Sarah A. Nowak Source Type: research

Evaluating an Operator Physical Fitness Test Prototype for Tactical Air Control Party and Air Liaison Officers
This report provides a preliminary evaluation effort of the implementation of the physical tests and standards being adopted by the U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party and Air Liaison Officer career fields. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - July 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sean Robson; Tracy C. McCausland; Jennifer L. Cerully; Stephanie Pezard; Laura Raaen; Nahom M. Beyene Source Type: research

Identifying Options for Funding the NHS and Social Care in the UK
As part of a larger project identifying feasible options for the future funding of health& social care in the UK, this paper explores how 16 high-income countries have implemented changes to their funding systems to better meet the challenges ahead. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - July 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jonathan Cylus; Daniel Roland; Ellen Nolte; Jennie Corbett; Karen Jones; Julien Forder; Jon Sussex Source Type: research

Rural And Nonrural Primary Care Physician Practices Increasingly Rely On Nurse Practitioners
Data from 2008-2016 show that both rural and non-rural primary care practices increasingly involve nurse practitioners (NPs) to deliver care. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - July 6, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Hilary Barnes; Michael R. Richards; Matthew D. McHugh; Grant Martsolf Source Type: research

Describing Care Coordination of Gynecologic Oncology in Western Healthcare Settings
This article discusses a rapid review of the literature on characteristics of care coordination for gynecologic malignancies. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - July 6, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sean Grant; Aneesa Motala; Joya G. Chrystal; Roberta M. Shanman; Jessica Zuchowski; Laurie C. Zephyrin; Kristina M. Cordasco Source Type: research

Gender- and Age-Varying Associations of Sensation Seeking and Substance Use Across Young Adulthood
Sensation seeking is a major risk risk factor associated with binge drinking and marijuana use for women but not men. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - July 6, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Rebecca J. Evans-Polce; Megan S. Schuler; John Schulenberg; Megan E. Patrick Source Type: research

An Event-Level Analysis of Condomless Anal Intercourse with a HIV-Discordant or HIV Status-Unknown Partner Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men from a Multi-site Study
Sexual event factors—characteristics of partners, positions, and partner-seeking venues—associated with condomless anal intercourse among black men who have sex with men vary by HIV status and knowledge of partner status. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - July 6, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Cui Yang; Carl Latkin; Karin Tobin; David W. Seal; Beryl Koblin; Geetanjali Chander; Daniel Siconolfi; Stephen Flores; Pilgrim Spikes Source Type: research

Nursing Home Infection Control Program Characteristics, CMS Citations, and Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Policies
National baseline data on nursing home infection control programs will aid evaluations of a Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services rule requiring facilities to include an antibiotic stewardship and employ an infection preventionist. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - July 6, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Patricia Stone; Carolyn T. A. Herzig; Mansi Agarwal; Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz; Andrew W. Dick Source Type: research

Hospital-Based Quality Measures for Pediatric Mental Health Care
The study developed new pediatric mental health care quality measures and used them to identify sex and race disparities and substantial hospital variation. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - July 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Naomi S. Bardach; Q. Burkhart; Laura P. Richardson; Carol P. Roth; J. Michael Murphy; Layla Parast; Courtney A. Gidengil; Jordan Marmet; Maria T Britto; Rita Mangione-Smith Source Type: research

Healthcare Provider Counseling to Quit Smoking and Patient Desire to Quit
The time devoted to counseling patients about smoking should include assistance to quit, such as recommending a product, prescription or program, and incorporate techniques to elicit patients'expectations of smoking. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - July 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Joan Tucker; Brian D. Stucky; Maria Orlando Edelen; William G. Shadel; David J. Klein Source Type: research

Free Tax Services in Pediatric Clinics
Integrating free tax services into hospital and community-based clinics serving children can help lift clients out of poverty by maximizing tax credits, which may ultimately improve child health. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - July 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Lucy E. Marcil; Michael K. Hole; Larissa M. Wenren; Megan S. Schuler; Barry Zuckerman; Robert J. Vinci Source Type: research

Is Mental Illness a Risk Factor for Hospital Readmission?
Focusing on medication reconciliation or care transition services could help reduce readmission rates for Medicare beneficiaries with mental illness. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - July 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Kalyani Gopalan; Marcela Horvitz-Lennon; Bradley D. Stein; Frank A. Ghinassi; Nicholas G. Castle; Joyce Chang; Julie M Donohue Source Type: research

The Impact of Worksite Clinics on Teacher Healthcare Utilization and Cost, Self-Reported Health Status, and Student Academic Achievement Growth in a Public School District
Teachers who used school-based health care clinics as the source of primary care were significantly more likely to have fewer inpatient admissions and lower annual health care cost, and were less likely to be absent from work. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - July 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John Engberg; Jon Harris-Shapiro; David Hines; Patti McCarver; Harry H. Liu Source Type: research

Fugitive Chemicals and Environmental Justice
Waterfront communities can use this six-step framework to proactively develop an environmental monitoring program to prepare for, recover from, and respond to chemical leaks after weather disasters. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - July 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jaime Madrigano; Juan Camilo Osorio; Eddie Bautista; Ryan Chavez; Christine F. Chaisson; Erika Meza; Regina A. Shih; Ramya Chari Source Type: research

Consider a Range of Policy Areas to Solve Opioid Crisis
Many thoughtful policies have been implemented to reduce access to opioids and enhance treatment for addiction. But policies targeting one part of the system can have unintended effects on another. To combat the crisis, decisionmakers will need to weigh potential policy outcomes across the entire opioid ecosystem. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - July 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: research

Perceived Need and Receipt of Behavioral Health Services at Drop-In Centers Among Homeless Youth
This survey of 273 homeless youth indicates that, despite one-third meeting criteria for behavioral health problems such as PTSD, depression, or substance use problems, only about half of those meeting criteria reported a need for services. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Eric R. Pedersen; Joan Tucker; David J. Klein; Layla Parast Source Type: research

Childhood Self-Control and Adolescent Obesity
Children with higher levels of self-control in kindergarten gain less excess weight and are less likely to become obese over the next eight years than children with less self-control. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ashlesha Datar; Paul J. Chung Source Type: research

Perceptual and Structural Facilitators and Barriers to Becoming a Surgeon
The path to a surgical career for African-Americans and Latinos is heavily influenced by mentors who can help mediate their integration into surgical culture and engender a sense of belonging. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jesus G. Ulloa; Omar Viramontes; Gery W. Ryan; Kenneth B. Wells; Melinda Maggard Gibbons; Gerardo Moreno Source Type: research

Toward an Initial Conceptual Framework to Assess Community Allostatic Load
This report presents a framework that could be used to develop a concept for determining the allostatic load on a community. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Anita Chandra; Meagan Cahill; Douglas Yeung; Rachel Ross Source Type: research

Exposure to the Tobacco Power Wall Increases Adolescents' Willingness to Use E-cigarettes in the Future
Exposure to the tobacco power wall in retail settings like convenience stores may increase adolescents'willingness to try e-cigarettes, much like other tobacco products. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Michael Stephen Dunbar; Steven Martino; Claude Messan Setodji; William G. Shadel Source Type: research

Multilevel and Community-Level Interventions with Native Americans
To address health disparities among Native American communities, researchers need to collaborate with community leaders to develop, adapt, and test culturally relevant and sustainable measures and interventions. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Valarie Blue Jernigan; Elizabeth J. D ' Amico; Bonnie Duran; Dedra Buchwald Source Type: research

Patient Predictors of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Initiation in Primary Care
Primary care clinics are opportune settings for the delivery of substance use disorder treatment, but little is known about which patients initiate treatment in these settings. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Allison J. Ober; Katherine E. Watkins; Colleen M. McCullough; Claude Messan Setodji; Karen Chan Osilla; Sarah B. Hunter Source Type: research

Strengthening College Students' Mental Health Knowledge, Awareness, and Helping Behaviors
Activities through college student peer organizations like Active Minds can improve attitudes toward and perceived knowledge of mental health issues and increase helping behaviors. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Lisa Sontag-Padilla; Feifei Ye; Courtney Ann Kase; Rebecca Fein; Sara Abelson; Rachana Seelam; Bradley D. Stein Source Type: research

Sova
An online behavioral intervention for depressed adolescents and parents includes two moderated social media websites (one for adolescents, one for parents); both use similar content and both leverage the benefits of social media tools. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ana Radovic; Alexandra L. DeMand; Theresa Gmelin; Bradley D. Stein; Elizabeth Miller Source Type: research

Understanding resilience as it affects the transition from the UK Armed Forces to civilian life
Building on a previous consultation looking at the transition experiences of UK Service leavers, RAND Europe was commissioned by the Forces in Mind Trust to research the effect of Service leavers'resilience on transition pathways and outcomes. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 27, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Kate Cox; Sarah Grand-Clement; Katerina Galai; Richard Flint; Alexandra Hall Source Type: research

How resilience affects the transition experiences of UK Service leavers
RAND Europe was commissioned by the Forces in Mind Trust to research how resilience can affect transition experiences and outcomes for UK Service leavers. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 27, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Kate Cox; Sarah Grand-Clement; Katerina Galai; Richard Flint; Alexandra Hall Source Type: research

Massage for Pain
More research is needed to establish confidence in the effect of massage therapy for pain. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 27, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Isomi M. Miake-Lye; Jason Lee; Tana Lugar; Stephanie L. Taylor; Roberta M. Shanman; Jessica M. Beroes; Paul G. Shekelle Source Type: research

Delivery and Impact of the NHS Health Check in the First 8 Years
This report reviews quantitative evidence on coverage, uptake and impact of NHS Health Checks. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 27, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Adam Martin; Catherine L. Saunders; Emma Harte; Simon Griffin; Calum MacLure; J. Mant; Catherine Meads; Fiona Walter; Juliet A. Usher-Smith Source Type: research

A Population-Based Examination of Trends and Disparities in Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders Among Medicaid Enrollees
The number of Medicaid recipients receiving medication to treat opioid abuse increased sharply in the years after approval of a new drug, but the increase was smaller in poorer counties& areas with larger populations of black and Hispanic residents. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 27, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Bradley D. Stein; Andrew W. Dick; Mark J. Sorbero; Adam J Gordon; Rachel M. Burns; Douglas L. Leslie; Rosalie Liccardo Pacula Source Type: research

Do Sleep and Psychological Distress Mediate the Association Between Neighborhood Factors and Pain?
Understanding how sleep problems, psychological distress, and neighborhood characteristics contribute to pain can help shape interventions to reduce pain-related disparities. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 27, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Stephanie Brooks Holliday; Tamara Dubowitz; Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar; Robin L. Beckman; Daniel J. Buysse; Lauren Hale; Matthew Buman; Wendy M. Troxel Source Type: research

How Healthy Are U.S. Service Members?
TheDoD's Health Related Behaviors Survey asks about health and well-being issues that can affect force readiness. Results from the 2015 survey suggest that certain groups of service members warrant targeted intervention to prevent negative health outcomes and improve behaviors. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sarah O. Meadows; Charles C. Engel; Rebecca L. Collins; Robin L. Beckman; Matthew Cefalu; Jennifer Hawes-Dawson; Molly Doyle; Amii M. Kress; Lisa Sontag-Padilla; Rajeev Ramchand; Kayla M. Williams Source Type: research

Substance Use Among U.S. Active-Duty Service Members
The 2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey asked active-duty service members about their use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit and prescription drugs. Cigarette smoking in the military has decreased over the past decade, but rates of binge drinking are still high enough to cause concern. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sarah O. Meadows; Charles C. Engel; Rebecca L. Collins; Robin L. Beckman; Matthew Cefalu; Jennifer Hawes-Dawson; Molly Doyle; Amii M. Kress; Lisa Sontag-Padilla; Rajeev Ramchand; Kayla M. Williams Source Type: research

Sexual Orientation, Transgender Identity, and Health Among U.S. Active-Duty Service Members
The 2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey provides the first direct estimate of the percentage of service personnel who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). Results from the survey made possible a comparison of various health behaviors and outcomes among LGBT and non-LGBT service members. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sarah O. Meadows; Charles C. Engel; Rebecca L. Collins; Robin L. Beckman; Matthew Cefalu; Jennifer Hawes-Dawson; Molly Doyle; Amii M. Kress; Lisa Sontag-Padilla; Rajeev Ramchand; Kayla M. Williams Source Type: research

Sexual Behavior and Health Among U.S. Active-Duty Service Members
The 2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey asked active-duty service members about risky sexual practices, contraceptive use and unintended pregnancy, and HIV testing. Levels of sexual risk behaviors across the services may be great enough to increase the potential for rapid spread of HIV and other STIs. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sarah O. Meadows; Charles C. Engel; Rebecca L. Collins; Robin L. Beckman; Matthew Cefalu; Jennifer Hawes-Dawson; Molly Doyle; Amii M. Kress; Lisa Sontag-Padilla; Rajeev Ramchand; Kayla M. Williams Source Type: research

Physical Health and Functional Limitations Among U.S. Active-Duty Service Members
The 2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey asked active-duty service members about chronic medical conditions, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels; physical symptoms, such as back or joint pain; and health-related functional limitations at work or at home. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sarah O. Meadows; Charles C. Engel; Rebecca L. Collins; Robin L. Beckman; Matthew Cefalu; Jennifer Hawes-Dawson; Molly Doyle; Amii M. Kress; Lisa Sontag-Padilla; Rajeev Ramchand; Kayla M. Williams Source Type: research

Mental and Emotional Health Among U.S. Active-Duty Service Members
The 2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey asked active-duty service members about mental health indicators, social and emotional factors associated with mental health, sexual assault and physical abuse history, non-suicidal self-injury, suicidality, and use of mental health services. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sarah O. Meadows; Charles C. Engel; Rebecca L. Collins; Robin L. Beckman; Matthew Cefalu; Jennifer Hawes-Dawson; Molly Doyle; Amii M. Kress; Lisa Sontag-Padilla; Rajeev Ramchand; Kayla M. Williams Source Type: research

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Among U.S. Active-Duty Service Members
The 2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey asked active-duty service members about physical activity, weight status, routine medical care, alternative medicine, sleep, supplements and energy drinks, and texting while driving. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sarah O. Meadows; Charles C. Engel; Rebecca L. Collins; Robin L. Beckman; Matthew Cefalu; Jennifer Hawes-Dawson; Molly Doyle; Amii M. Kress; Lisa Sontag-Padilla; Rajeev Ramchand; Kayla M. Williams Source Type: research

Deployment Experiences and Health Among U.S. Active-Duty Service Members
The 2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey asked active-duty service members about the frequency and duration of deployments, their levels of exposure to combat-related experiences, the prevalence of deployment-related injuries and substance use, and deployment-related mental and physical health. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sarah O. Meadows; Charles C. Engel; Rebecca L. Collins; Robin L. Beckman; Matthew Cefalu; Jennifer Hawes-Dawson; Molly Doyle; Amii M. Kress; Lisa Sontag-Padilla; Rajeev Ramchand; Kayla M. Williams Source Type: research

Findings of the Health Related Behaviors Survey
The 2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey collected information on the health, health-related behaviors, and well-being of active-duty service members. A summary lists the key findings by topic, such as substance use or mental health, and describes policy implications. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sarah O. Meadows; Charles C. Engel; Rebecca L. Collins; Robin L. Beckman; Matthew Cefalu; Jennifer Hawes-Dawson; Molly Doyle; Amii M. Kress; Lisa Sontag-Padilla; Rajeev Ramchand; Kayla M. Williams Source Type: research

Are They Living Healthy?
The 2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health, health-related behaviors, and well-being of active-duty service members. This infographic reports key findings across the Coast Guard. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sarah O. Meadows; Charles C. Engel; Rebecca L. Collins; Robin L. Beckman; Matthew Cefalu; Jennifer Hawes-Dawson; Molly Doyle; Amii M. Kress; Lisa Sontag-Padilla; Rajeev Ramchand; Kayla M. Williams Source Type: research

Are They Living Healthy?
The 2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health, health-related behaviors, and well-being of active-duty service members. This infographic reports key findings across the Army. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sarah O. Meadows; Charles C. Engel; Rebecca L. Collins; Robin L. Beckman; Matthew Cefalu; Jennifer Hawes-Dawson; Molly Doyle; Amii M. Kress; Lisa Sontag-Padilla; Rajeev Ramchand; Kayla M. Williams Source Type: research

Are They Living Healthy?
The 2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health, health-related behaviors, and well-being of active-duty service members. This infographic reports key findings across the Marine Corps. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sarah O. Meadows; Charles C. Engel; Rebecca L. Collins; Robin L. Beckman; Matthew Cefalu; Jennifer Hawes-Dawson; Molly Doyle; Amii M. Kress; Lisa Sontag-Padilla; Rajeev Ramchand; Kayla M. Williams Source Type: research

Are They Living Healthy?
The 2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health, health-related behaviors, and well-being of active-duty service members. This infographic reports key findings across the Navy. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sarah O. Meadows; Charles C. Engel; Rebecca L. Collins; Robin L. Beckman; Matthew Cefalu; Jennifer Hawes-Dawson; Molly Doyle; Amii M. Kress; Lisa Sontag-Padilla; Rajeev Ramchand; Kayla M. Williams Source Type: research

Are They Living Healthy?
The 2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health, health-related behaviors, and well-being of active-duty service members. This infographic reports key findings across the Air Force. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sarah O. Meadows; Charles C. Engel; Rebecca L. Collins; Robin L. Beckman; Matthew Cefalu; Jennifer Hawes-Dawson; Molly Doyle; Amii M. Kress; Lisa Sontag-Padilla; Rajeev Ramchand; Kayla M. Williams Source Type: research

Are They Living Healthy?
The 2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health, health-related behaviors, and well-being of active-duty service members. This infographic reports key findings across the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sarah O. Meadows; Charles C. Engel; Rebecca L. Collins; Robin L. Beckman; Matthew Cefalu; Jennifer Hawes-Dawson; Molly Doyle; Amii M. Kress; Lisa Sontag-Padilla; Rajeev Ramchand; Kayla M. Williams Source Type: research

Survey Measures Health and Well-Being of U.S. Service Members
TheDoD's Health Related Behaviors Survey asks questions about health-related issues that can affect force readiness or the ability to meet the demands of military life. It's been fielded for more than 30 years. About 17,000 service members participated in the latest survey. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: research

Persistence of Shifts in Beliefs Associated With Exposure to Alcohol Advertising Among Adolescents
Youths are exposed to an average of three alcohol ads per day-and black and Hispanic youths'exposure is roughly double that of white youths—and the effect of a single exposure can last up to two days. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Steven Martino; Claude Messan Setodji; Rebecca L. Collins; Elizabeth J. D ' Amico; William G. Shadel; Anagha Alka Tolpadi; Kirsten Becker Source Type: research

Protocol for a Randomised Trial of Higher Versus Lower Intensity Patient-Provider Communication Interventions to Reduce Antibiotic Misuse in Two Paediatric Ambulatory Clinics in the US
Effective parent-provider communication about antibiotics can reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing and use, but there is a dearth of interventions targeting this issue. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Kathy Goggin; Andrea Bradley-Ewing; Angela L. Myers; Brian R. Lee; Emily A. Hurley; Kirsten B. Delay; Sarah Schlachter; Areli Ramphal; Kimberly Pina; David Yu; Kirsten Weltmer; Sebastian Linnemayr; Christopher C. Butler; Jason G. Newland Source Type: research

Planting the Seed for Marijuana Use
Regulations on medical marijuana (MM) advertising—similar to those for tobacco and alcohol—may mitigate negative consequences of MM on adolescents.  (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 20, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth J. D ' Amico; Anthony Rodriguez; Joan Tucker; Eric R. Pedersen; Regina A. Shih Source Type: research

A Social Network Analysis and Qualitative Assessment of Partnerships for Million Hearts ®
This report examines the partnerships developed in Million Hearts, defines the practices and approaches to cardiovascular disease prevention that occurred as a result of the program, and provides suggestions for future Million Hearts activities. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - June 20, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Malcolm V. Williams; Danielle M. Varda; Ryan Andrew Brown; Courtney Armstrong; Praise O. Iyiewuare; Rachel Ross; Kayleigh Newman; Sara Sprong Source Type: research