8 Apr 2015
This fact sheet provides an overview of public deliberation - convening a diverse group of citizens to consider an ethical or values-based dilemma and weigh alternative views - and what evidence says about its effectiveness. New research indicates it is an effective way to gather informed public views on complex health policy and to help guide policy decisions.
6 Apr 2015
This is an anniversary year for both Medicare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Medicare was passed 50 years ago in 1965 and the ACA was passed five years ago. These anniversaries bid us to consider lessons that can improve our healthcare system instead of accepting the benign neglect implicit in much of public discourse on health.
31 Mar 2015
Numeracy is a critical skill to succeed in higher education and the workforce. In this video interview, Anestine Hector-Mason, AIR senior researcher, explains why the ability to understand and work with numbers significantly impacts not only academic achievement but also everyday life.