James P. Smith, Economist and Former Director of RAND's Labor and Population Studies Program, Dies at 79
James P. Smith, an economist and expert on aging who directed the Labor and Population studies program at the RAND Corporation for nearly two decades, shaping a research agenda that focused on domestic labor markets, demographic trends in the United States, and economic development in developing countries, died on August 4. He was 79. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - August 10, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Predicting Patients' Race and Ethnicity Can Improve Equity in Health Care Delivery
Algorithms designed to guide medical care can contribute to racially inequitable outcomes, but eliminating information about patient race and ethnicity as an input to algorithms is not the right way to address the issue. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - August 1, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Rise in U.S. Firearm Homicides Disproportionately Affecting South-Central and Midwest States
A rise in U.S. firearm homicides in recent years has primarily affected states in the South-Central and Midwest portion of the nation, as well as disproportionately affecting people who are American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Black. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - July 14, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

RAND and Poynter Develop Policy-Focused Educational Opportunities for Journalists
The RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution, is partnering with the Poynter Institute, a global nonprofit dedicated to journalistic excellence, to develop education and training for journalists on today ' s most pressing policy issues and the process of research and analysis. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - July 6, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Frederick Pardee Dies at 89; Former RAND Researcher Gave Generously to RAND and Graduate School That Bears His Name
Frederick S. Pardee, a former RAND Corporation researcher turned real estate investor who helped endow the Pardee RAND Graduate School and gave generously to RAND throughout his life, has died. He was 89. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - July 1, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

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 a seminar to explore the concept of Human Security and its applications at NATO now and in the future. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - June 24, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

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 with Chinese colleagues, despite acknowledged tension over security concerns. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - June 22, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

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 ability. Improving sleep may support prevention of Alzheimer ' s and related dementias. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - June 15, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

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 ability. Improving sleep may support prevention of Alzheimer ' s and related dementias. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - June 15, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

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 teachers, mid-career teachers, and female teachers and principals. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - June 15, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

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 aid providers, policymakers, and philanthropists in making smarter decisions. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - June 14, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

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. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - June 7, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Endowed Chair to Advance Truth Decay Research Established in Honor of RAND President and CEO Michael D. Rich
RAND supporters have contributed more than $4 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 paying tribute to RAND President and CEO Michael D. Rich, who is stepping down this year after more than a decade at the institution ' s helm (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - June 3, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Preparedness Appears Low for Rollout 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 expressed confidence their jurisdiction was prepared in terms of financing, staffing, or infrastructure. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - June 2, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

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 expressed confidence their jurisdiction was prepared in terms of financing, staffing, or infrastructure. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - June 2, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news