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AIR Equity Initiative

AIR is making a five-year, $100M+ investment in behavioral and social science research and technical assistance to address the underlying causes of systemic inequities and increase opportunities for people and communities.

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Boosting Opportunity, Equity

Efforts to address inequities can be siloed and aren’t always based on evidence. The AIR Equity Initiative is taking a different approach, working across systems, partnering with local organizations, and relying on the generation and use of evidence.

AIR'S KIM DUMONT EXPLAINS OUR APPROACH

Mission
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Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.

Learn about our values, our history, and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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New Look, Enduring Commitment

As AIR celebrates its 75th anniversary, we have launched a new brand and a new website that reflects our deep, ongoing commitment to bridging evidence and action to create a better and more equitable world.

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Spotlight on Our Work

Education

AIR bridges knowledge and action to support the whole child and family. We work with educators, students, and policymakers to study and implement evidence-based programs and policies that improve outcomes.

Health

AIR experts use rigorous evidence to address all areas of health and well-being, including physical, social, and emotional, throughout the life cycle, from promotion and prevention to treatment and care.

Human Services

AIR’s work supports stakeholders in developing a better understanding of the factors that shape outcomes for young people, families, and communities, and discovering opportunities to help them thrive.

International

AIR works around the globe to build evidence to improve the quality and relevance of programs and initiatives in developing countries to ensure equitable access for all.

Workforce

AIR applies its decades of workforce research in developing the knowledge, tools, systems, and programs needed to maximize human and organizational potential in the 21st century.

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Research & Program Evaluation

AIR conducts rigorous research and evaluations that provide important information about the effectiveness of programs and policies in the U.S. and across the globe.

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Technical Assistance

We work shoulder-to-shoulder with clients to help them build capacity and transform systems to achieve better outcomes for those they serve.

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Data Science and Technology

AIR uses data and technology to help our clients and communities identify challenges, find solutions, and make information usable and easily accessible.

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Survey Design and Administration

Our experts can help government agencies and organizations develop, administer, and analyze surveys that create reliable, actionable data.

Featured Insights

EQUITY IN FOCUS

Exploring Urban-Rural Disparities in Accessing Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Rural and urban communities alike have experienced an overdose crisis, but there are some known differences in access to treatment and general health care. AIR and IMPAQ experts analyzed data from a recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General study to further understand differences between rural and urban areas. 

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DATA STORY

Looking Back to Go Forward: Lessons Learned About Teaching and Learning During the Pandemic

This data story from the National Survey of Public Education's Response to COVID-19 uses interactive graphics and videos to succinctly share the major findings and promising practices from across the entire project.

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