RAND Corporation

Parental substance use linked to increase in infants in foster care

The nation’s opioid crisis is a factor in the recent increase in the number of infants entering the nation’s foster care system, with at least half of all infant placements now a result of parental substance use.

Long-term unemployment linked to increase in babies born with drug withdrawal

Babies born after being exposed to opioids before birth are more likely to be delivered in regions of the U.S. with high rates of long-term unemployment and lower levels of mental health services, according to a study from researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the RAND Corporation.

Vanderbilt student nurses

Study finds more young people becoming nurses

Nursing shortage eased by 62 percent increase in young nurses over past decade.