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Climate Change and Resilience

Higher temperatures and more extreme weather are linked to increased conflict and increases in food insecurity. AIR’s work is closely associated with ongoing challenges related to climate change and programs to increase the resilience of marginalized populations to climate change. 

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A Transition in AIR's Leadership

David Myers, AIR’s President and CEO, will retire in early 2024, after 13 years of leading the institution. Jessica Heppen, senior vice president, will be AIR’s next President and CEO. The transition will begin in January 2023. 

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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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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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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.

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Exploring Key Indicators of Education During the Pandemic

The annual Condition of Education report from NCES provides insight into how the U.S. education system has changed over time. The 2022 edition is the first to include data showing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on education. AIR contributed two new spotlights on homeschooling and fall enrollment plans for postsecondary education. 

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Graphic: More than 1 in 7 adults in the U.S. has Chronic Kidney Disease

IN THE FIELD

Addressing Health Inequities in Kidney Care

Chronic kidney disease can have serious health consequences for both patients and the health system. The condition also disproportionately affects members of racial and ethnic groups, as well as underserved populations. AIR experts offer considerations for involving patients, families, and communities in the effort to address patient safety and inequities.

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