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Catching Up After COVID-19

As students prepare to return to school amid the waning pandemic, our experts weigh in on the challenges facing educators and students and provide some evidence-based solutions.

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AIR Equity Initiative

AIR is investing in the development and use of evidence to address long-standing challenges that create barriers to accessing quality employment, education, and health care.

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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.

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Standards for Economic Evaluations Address a ‘Glaring Need’

AIR’s Standards for the Economic Evaluation of Educational and Social Programs aim to help decisionmakers optimize the use of limited resources to improve outcomes. AIR experts discuss why the standards were developed, how they can be used, and what makes them particularly relevant now.

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IN THE FIELD

Supporting Up-and-Coming Researchers and Practitioners

Over four days, 66 doctoral students from a variety of backgrounds engaged with AIR experts, Institute Fellows, and one another about how to design surveys anchored in cultural and linguistic knowledge, skills, and values. This first-of-its-kind AIR workshop is part of our Pipeline Partnership Program, which seeks to enhance the diversity of the field of behavioral and social sciences by engaging graduate students who reflect the diversity of the community. 

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