21 Apr 2015
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is as complex and varied as the 1.5 million young people it serves nationwide and supports programming that ranges from small school-based centers to large multisite programs. This variety makes evaluating the program’s impact difficult. Sometimes, even determining the scope of the Community Learning Center intervention can be a puzzle; AIR statewide evaluations of the 21st CCLC program in five states since 2008 help solve that puzzle.
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.