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.
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.
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.
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.
Spotlight on Our Work
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.
We work shoulder-to-shoulder with clients to help them build capacity and transform systems to achieve better outcomes for those they serve.
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.
Survey Design and Administration
Our experts can help government agencies and organizations develop, administer, and analyze surveys that create reliable, actionable data.
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.
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.