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AIR Announces New CEO, Board Chair

Jessica Heppen, a researcher and expert in education policy and practice, is AIR’s seventh President and CEO. Lawrence Bobo, the Dean of Social Science at Harvard University, is the new chair of the AIR Board of Directors.

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Advancing Public Health in an Interconnected World

The health and well-being of all people are directly affected by their living conditions and the systems that support them. Creating solutions that complement the interconnected nature of these systems is at the forefront of AIR’s commitment to advancing public health.

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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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READ THE EQUITY INITIATIVE'S ANNUAL REPORT (2021-22)

 

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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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Why Community Members are Vital Partners for Transforming Public Safety Research into Action

The AIR Equity Initiative's Pathways to Peace public symposium brought together youth justice and public safety leaders who shared , evidence and insights on honoring and empowering communities to create sustainable change. Explore five key takeaways from the event.

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IN THE FIELD

Challenges and Opportunities of Evaluating Whole-Child Approaches

Every year, City Year recruits a diverse group of Student Success Coaches, ages 18-25, to deliver its holistic Whole School Whole Child (WSWC) model. Juliette Berg and David Osher discuss AIR's five-year evaluation of the model's challenges and opportunities.

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