Sarah B Hunter Free eBooks (1)

ISBN: 0833034952, 9780833034953
Authors: Laura H. Baldwin, Sarah B. Hunter
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: contracts, perspectives, commercial, sector, support, installation, needs, managing, performance, defining
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This study describes an analysis of best commercial practices in purchasing facilities services and food services and how buyers and providers apply performance-based practices in their contracts.The authors interviewed relevant personnel at six commercial firms that are prominent buyers or providers of these services to draw "lessons learned" for the Air Force.They found that (1) two-way communic......
ISBN: 083303488X, 9780833034885
Authors: Mary E. Chenoweth, Sarah B. Hunter, Brent R. Keltner, David M. Adamson
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Keywords: air, force, repair, contracts, implementation, reform, policy, levers, affect, acquisition, organizational
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To identify barriers to implementing acquisition reform, the study team examined the incorporation of Contract Repair Enhancement Program (CREP) tenets in repair contracts at Robins Warner Air Logistics Center (ALC).The study attempted to link successful incorporation to various organizational levers-policies and practices senior leadership can use to influence individual behavior to achieve polic......
ISBN: 0833032666, 9780833032669
Authors: John A. Ausink, Laura H. Baldwin, Sarah B. Hunter, Chad Shirley
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Keywords: center, air, logistics, perspectives, product, pbsa, performance, based, services, acquisition, implementing
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The U.S. Air Force is implementing performance-based practices in its service contracts to improve quality and reduce costs. Earlier Project AIR FORCE research examined implementation in installation support services. The project has now examined purchased services that support weapon system development and sustainment (‘systems’ services). Under performance-based services acquisition ......
Authors: Sarah B. Hunter, Eunice C. Wong, Christopher Beighley, Andrew R. Morral
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Keywords: repeat, offenders, study, influence, driving, acculturation
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Objective: In California, driving under the influence (DUI) arrest and conviction rates are disproportionately higher among the Hispanic population. Acculturation and other factors associated with drinking and driving may help explain this disparity.Method: Interviews with Hispanic repeat DUI offenders were conducted immediately prior to sentencing and 2 years later. Arrest records from these offe......
Authors: John Engberg, Nicholas G. Castle, Sarah B. Hunter, Laura A. Steighner, Elizabeth Maggio
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Keywords: direct, service, community, workforce, retention, recruitment, evaluation, demonstration, improve, national
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Direct service workers (DSWs) provide personal care or nonmedical services to individuals who need assistance with activities of daily living. Direct service work is very physically and emotionally demanding, and pay for DSWs is too low to attract a stable and sufficiently trained pool of workers that is adequate for the needs of the vulnerable individuals who require their assistance. To help add......
Authors: Shelley H. Wiseman, Matthew Chinman, Patricia A. Ebener, Sarah B. Hunter, Pamela Imm, Abraham Wandersman
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Keywords: results, based, accountability, achieving, steps, outcomes, trade, getting
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The use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, especially among youth, exacts a high toll in local communities. Substance abuse prevention programs can improve the health of community members. Such programs are successful only if they are of high quality and are implemented carefully. In 2004, the RAND Corporation published Getting To Outcomes™ 2004: Promoting Accountability Through Methods a......
Authors: Kimberly A. Hepner, Stefanie Stern, Susan M. Paddock, Sarah B. Hunter, Karen Chan Osilla, Katherine E. Watkins
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Keywords: behavioral, therapy, depression, cognitive, group, coding, guide, fidelity
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This report describes the development of the fidelity rating tools for the Building Recovery by Improving Goals, Habits, and Thoughts (BRIGHT) and BRIGHT-2 interventions — cognitive behavioral therapy interventions for clients with co-occurring depression and substance use problems. The tools, which assess adherence to and competence in administering the BRIGHT treatments, and their interrat......
Authors: Janna L. Kim, Rebecca L. Collins, David E. Kanouse, Marc N. Elliott, Sandra H. Berry, Sarah B. Hunter, Angela Miu, Dale Kunkel
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Keywords: sexual, content, mainstream, entertainment, television, exposure, adolescents, readiness, household, policies, predictors
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Using a national, telephone survey of 1,762 adolescents ages 12-17, this study identifies the prospective predictors of exposure to television’s sexual content, with particular emphasis on the contributions of teenagers’ sexual readiness versus household television policies. Though believing that one’s friends approve of sex and having greater noncoital sexual experience predicte......
Authors: Matthew Chinman, Debee Early, Patricia A. Ebener, Sarah B. Hunter, Pamela Imm, Penny Jenkins, Jeffrey Sheldon, Abraham Wandersman
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Keywords: approach, preventive, interventions, participatory, based, outcomes, community, getting
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Substance abuse prevention can improve community health, but there is a large gap between the positive outcomes achieved by preventive sciences and those sometimes observed in practice. To facilitate involvement by community members in research to address this gap, the researchers developed a prevention process and corresponding technical assistance package for substance abuse prevention coalition......
Authors: Suzanne L. Wenzel, Patricia A. Ebener, Katherine E. Watkins, Sarah B. Hunter, James Gilmore, Anne Griffin, Susan M. Paddock, Wenli Tu
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Keywords: outpatient, disorders, substance, abuse, treatment, health, mental, practitioners, researchers, improve, care, occurring, collaboration
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Clients in substance abuse treatment often have co-occurring mental health disorders; however, substance abuse treatment providers may lack training and resources to provide for the mental health needs of clients. To address the gap in effective service provision for clients with co-occurring disorders in substance abuse treatment programs, a research organization and a substance abuse treatment o......
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