AIR Newsletters

AIR News provides regular updates on the latest AIR research, findings, events, and media citations.

AIR Health News, formerly known as IMPAQ Health News, is a bimonthly email newsletter with health policy news updates, information about AIR’s health work, and a listing of relevant events. Archived editions from 2022 forward are below. For editions from 2020 and 2021, please visit the IMPAQ website.

AIR News

2022 │ 2021 │ 2020 │ 2019 │2018 │2017 │

2016 │ 2015 │2014


August 2022 - AIR News
Examining Telehealth for Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions During the Pandemic… How Early Learning and Care Programs Can Support Dual Language Learners… Climate Change and Resilience… Meet Dean Gerdeman… What is REL Midwest

July 2022 - AIR News
New Indicators of School Crime and Safety… Addressing Health Inequities in Kidney Care… AIR Honored as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index… Meet Alicia Garcia… The Case for Increasing Exposure to Advanced High School Courses

June 2022 - AIR News
Knocking on Doors to Discover Why People Don’t Respond to Surveys… Supporting Students and Schools: Promising Practices to Get Back on Track… The Role of Research and Evidence in School Integration Policies… Evidence and Equity Collaborative… AIR to Manage Federal Survey

May 2022 - AIR News
Abbott Elementary’s Lessons on Teacher Appreciation... New AIR Equity Initiative Roundtable: Educational Equity Beyond the Pandemic... Aligning the Registered Apprenticeship and Workforce Development Systems... AIR CARES Center Webinar... May is Mental Health Awareness Month

April 2022 - AIR News
Reflections After Two Years of the COVID-19 Pandemic... Methods in a Minute: Meta Analysis (Video)... Exploring the Use of Medication and Behavioral Health Care to Treat Opioid Use Disorder... AIR CARES Webinar... AIR Welcomes Four Nationally Renowned Experts as Fellows

March 2022 - AIR News
What We’ve Learned About Creating Safe, Equitable, and Engaging Schools... Working to Make Diverse Perspectives in Research, Policy, and Technical Assistance the Norm... Looking at Medicaid's Role in Treating, Preventing, and Reducing Sexually Transmitted Infections... David Osher Named Lead Editor for the 2023 and 2025 Editions of the Review of Research in Education... What ‘Abbott Elementary’ Gets Right About Black Teachers

February 2022 - AIR News
New Longitudinal Database to Support Research on the Pandemic and Educational Equity... Leveraging Career and Technical Education to Prepare Students for College and Career Success... Jennifer O’Day Elected to National Academy of Education... AIR Equity Initiative Roundtable Discussion: Building Bridges to Equity: Making Diverse Perspectives in Research, Policy, and Technical Assistance the Norm... Research Synthesis: Understanding the Varied Effects of Mathematics Interventions Through Meta-Analysis

January 2022 - AIR News
How Mentoring Supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion... Event: Building Bridges to Equity: Making Diverse Perspectives in Research, Policy, and Technical Assistance the Norm... AIR to Lead Federal Program to Help States Generate and Use Evidence to Improve Education... Meet Melissa Hafner... Sign up for AIR Health News  



December 2021 - AIR News
Exploring Urban-Rural Disparities in Accessing Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder...AIR Year In Review 2021...Guide Aims to Help School Districts Implement Text Messaging Program to Reduce Chronic Absence...Celebrating 75 Years of Advancing Evidence and Improving Lives...AIR Named a 2021 Seramount Top Company for Executive Women

November 2021 - AIR News
Looking Back to Go Forward: Listening to District Leaders...How Employee Resource Groups Strengthen AIR Project Work...Making Workforce Development Work for All: Five Themes from the AIR Equity Initiative...AIR Recognized as a Best Place to Work for Women and Diverse Managers...Meet Kathleen Murphy 

October 2021 - AIR News
How NAEP's Oral Reading Fluency Study Informs Literacy Instruction...Community-Based Ways to Combat the Naloxone Shortage and Prevent Overdose Deaths...AIR Institute Fellows Doug and Lynn Fuchs Receive McGraw Prize in Education...BroadFutures Honor...Resources to Navigate Chronic Pain Treatment

September 2021 - AIR News
Announcing the AIR Equity Initiative...Opportunity Remains Segregated. Evidence May Be the Answer...Supporting Up-and-Coming Researchers and Practitioners...Meet Mehari Belachew...Malnutrition App Recognized

August 2021 - AIR News
New Study: More Severe Suspensions Have Greater Negative Effects on Student Outcomes and Future Behavior...COVID-19 & Equity in Education...Measuring Skills at Work: Lessons from the Field...Methods in a Minute: Systematic Review...Meet AIR Principal Researcher Jaleh Soroui  

July 2021 - AIR News
A Different Back-to-School Year: Advice from Our Experts...New Data on Public Education’s Response to COVID-19...Standards for Economic Evaluations Address a ‘Glaring Need’...New Brand, New Website...Take the AIR News Survey 

June 2021 - AIR News
Lesson Learned for Implementing and Improving Online Credit Recovery Programs... AIR Develops Standards for Economic Evaluation of Educational and Social Programs... A Personal Passion for Early Literacy... Deeper Learning’s Effect on Civic Engagement and Workforce Outcomes... Accessible Learning with Universal Design... AIR Announces Leadership Changes

May 2021 - AIR News
Building the U.S. Workforce of the Future: Key Challenges and Opportunities... How Systems and Communicates Can Partner on Goals and Measurement to Advance Equity...Our New Brand: Advancing Evidence. Improving Lives... Federal Relief Funds: An Opportunity to Invest in Teachers... Doug Fuchs and Lynn Fuchs Join AIR... David Seidenfeld Named Senior Vice President.

April 2021 - AIR News
Understanding Patients’ Feelings on COVID-19 Vaccinations and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy... Strengthening Partnerships to Diversify the Behavioral and Social Science Research Fields... Addressing COVID-19 Learning Disruptions: Four Recommendations for Effective Tutoring Interventions... Innovative Ways California Schools and Programs Supported Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic... Meet Amanda Latimore... Methods in a Minute: Co-interpretation

March 2021 - AIR News
Identifying Communities with Barriers to Food Access... School Funding Evaluation Focuses on Equity... How to Advance Health Equity Using Shared Measurement... New Data on Public Education's Response to COVID-19... New Documentary Learning for a Lifetime... Upcoming Events: Home Visitors & How Social and Emotional Learning Can Address Educational Equity

February 2021 - AIR News
Why a System Level Approach is Needed to Counter Racism Within the Education System... How Community COVID-19 Rates Can Inform Decisions on Reopening Schools... Surgeon General's Report on Community Health and Economic Prosperity... Improving Lives Through Evidence-Based Approaches... Literacy and Health in Mali... RISE Webinar on Persistent Achievement Gaps in 4th and 5th Grades

January 2021 - AIR News
How Positive Reinforcement Can Keep Students Engaged in a Virtual Setting... Conditional Cash Transfer For Educating Syrians and Other Refugees in Turkey... To What Extent Does In-Person Schooling Contribute to the Spread of COVID-19?... Methods in a Minute: Social Network Analysis... Meet The Expert Karen Francis... Ensuring Vaccine Acceptance



December 2020 - AIR News
From East Africa to the Caribbean: Finding Solutions to Research Challenges During COVID-19... AIR 2020 Year in Review... How Dual Language Learners Can Continue to Build Skills at Home... Bridging Health Care Research and Practices... Reducing Chronic Absenteeism in Schools... Interactive Tool Explores How School Districts Responded to COVID-19

November 2020 - AIR News
Assessing the Effectiveness of Online Credit Recovery... Effective Early Education Programs: Lessons Learned from Bangladesh and Mozambique... Occupational Licensing: Balancing Public Safety and Work Opportunities... Advancing Opportunities to Help Youth Thrive... AIR Announces Two New Board members... AIR Acquires Kimetrica

October 2020 - AIR News
The Challenges of Educating Students with Disabilities and English Learners During COVID-19... Recommendations to Address the Nursing Shortage... Changing the Trajectories of Children in Foster Care... An Emerging Narrative on Latino Health Disparities and Its Implications in the COVID-19 Era...Rising Rates of Anxiety and Depression... Meet the Expert Joshua R. Polanin

September 2020 - AIR News
Text Messages to Parents Can Reduce Chronic School Absences in Elementary School... Equity and the Expansion of Telehealth... Promoting Digital Equity and Opportunity in the Time of COVID-19... COVID-19 and Early Learning and Care in California... Meet the Expert: Adaeze Enekwechi... Methods in a Minute on Longitudinal Studies

August 2020 - AIR News
Building Positive Conditions for Learning at Home... Awareness of California's Family Leave Policy... Disability Employment and Marketplace in Boston and Other Major Cities... Meet the Expert Eboni Howard... Coronavirus Clinical Trials... Diversity and Inclusion Named Top 50 Best Places to Work for Women and Diverse Managers

July 2020 - AIR News
Early Results from the National Survey of Public Education's Response to COVID-19... Supporting Foster Care Community During COVID-19... How Schools and Teachers Can Support Students with Disabilities in Remote Learning... International Survey Results Can Help Us Understand the Challenges the Coronavirus Poses for Educators... PIACC Skills Data Map... Telehealth Access, Value, and Equity

June 2020 - AIR News
Navigating Summertime Experiences During COVID-19... Identifying Evidence-Based Practices to Prevent Youth Violence... Lessons from AIR's Girls Inc. Study... The Workforce During and After COVID-19... Video on Using Evidence to Improve Lives... CEO Action Pledge for Diversity & Inclusion

May 2020 - AIR News
AIR Launches National Public Education Survey on Coronavirus Response... Millions More People Were Jobless Due to COVID-19 Than Indicated by Official Statistics... Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Pandemic... AIR Acquires IMPAQ, LLC... Postsecondary Education Webinar on Virtual Nudges for Increased Engagement... A New Brief on Telehealth and Coronavirus by AIR Health Experts

April 2020 - AIR News
How the Pandemic Is Affecting People with Disabilities in the Workforce... Encouraging Children to Read at Home... Using Technology to Improve Education in Rural Zambia... Meet AIR Health Care Policy Expert Yael Harris... Competency-Based Education Webinar, May 6... Methods in a Minute, Communities of Practice

April 2020 - AIR News Extra: Positive Learning Environments and Clear Communication During COVID-19
How to Build a Positive Learning Environment at Home... Plain Language Answers to Questions About COVID-19... New Podcast: Communities of Practice Support Educators in a Health Crisis... AIR's COVID-19 Response... Adult Learning Resources

March 2020 - AIR News
Focusing on Facts and Evidence During a Health Crisis... Building Evidence on Women's Empowerment Groups... Global Decline in Attitudes Toward Reading... Meet Roger Jarjoura, an Expert on Prison Reentry... Infographic on High School Completion Rate for Black and White Students... Pi(e) Day Annual Celebration

February 2020 - AIR News
Early Colleges: A Dual Enrollment Program that Shows Promise... The Value of Career and Technical Education... Research is Critical as Charter Schools Grow... AIR Invests in Projects to Help Increase Opportunities, Improve Lives... Infographic: Hate Crimes and Racial/Ethnic Tensions Grow in Public Schools... Bitnara Jasmine Park on the Digital Skills Gaps in the U.S.

January 2020 - AIR News
Recruiting and Retaining Teachers in Rural Schools... Developing State Clearinghouses of Evidence-Based Educational Practices... Meet the Expert: Mary Thorngren... Evidence on Improving Early Grade Literacy in Latin America and the Caribbean... 13th Annual CALDER Research Conference Feb. 12, Washington, D.C.... AIR Leadership's Jessica Heppen and Jessica Johnson



December 2019 - AIR News
Preparing Educators to Teach Computer Science... A Focus on Equity in 2019... Conditions for Improving Low-Performing Schools... The Education Workforce in the U.S. and Abroad... ICSEI 2020 January 6-10... Happy Holidays from AIR

November 2019 - AIR News
Improving Education in Rural Communities... Studying the Link Between Teen Personality and Dementia... Teaching Students in Secure-Care and Residential Facilities... Supporting Adults with Disabilities in the Workforce... Meet the Expert: Samia Amin... New Survey Results: Implementing Competency-Based Education

October 2019 - AIR News
Research and Resources on Bullying Prevention... Selecting More Effective Evidence-Based Practices... Meet the Expert: Thomas de Hoop... Methods in a Minute: Randomized Controlled Trials... Addressing the Talent Problem Brief... RISE Webinar on Misconceptions and Errors in Physics and Mathematics

September 2019 - AIR News
Early College High Schools Improve Postsecondary Enrollment and Success... The Truth About Chronic Absence and What Educators Can Do... Using Research to Improve Literacy Around the World... Living with Arthritis and Chronic Pain... The Next Chapter... Building Diversity

August 2019 - AIR News
Improving Academic Outcomes and School Engagement in Grade 9... Gathering Evidence for a Successful School Year... Improving Survey Response through Innovation... Studying How Adult Education Works in the US... Opportunity for All... Meet the Interns

July 2019 - AIR News
Selecting Evidence-based Practices to Improve Schools... Using Federal Funds to Support Residential Education Programs... Assessing Opioid Use Disorder in People with Chronic Pain... Understanding How Instructional Technology is Being Used in the Classroom... Improving Support for Struggling Students... Workforce Development: An Interview with AIR's Samia Amin

June 2019 - AIR News
Making School Funding More Equitable... Improving the Lives of Refugees and Migrant Populations... Tackling the Opioid Epidemic through Research and Patient Care... A Comprehensive Study on School Violence... Meet the Expert: David Osher... The Condition of Education

May 2019 - AIR News
Project Talent: 60-year Study Focuses on How We Age... New Data on Crime and Safety in U.S. Public Schools... A Conversation About College Admissions... Preparing Teachers for Success... Video: Ensuring Educational Equity Through Accountable Leadership... Webinar: Charter Schools and Their Impacts on Students in the Short and Long Run

April 2019 - AIR News
Coaching Leaders to Strengthen Schools... Engaging Patients to Improve Hospital Quality and Safety... Early Childhood Education Around the Globe... Improving Lives Through Cash Transfers... AERA Dissertation Award: Megan Austin... Introducing AIR's New Instagram Account

March 2019 - AIR News
The Civil Rights Movement and Equity in Education... Do Adults Have the Skills to Succeed in the 21st Century?... Strengthening Youth Mentoring Programs... Evaluating and Improving Women's Empowerment Collectives... Meet the Expert: Monique M. Chism... Webinar: Research-Based, Trauma-Responsive Education Practices

February 2019 - AIR News
Celebrating CTE Month: Preparing Students for College and Career Success... The Power of Play-Based Learning in Kindergarten... Using Design Thinking to Improve People's Lives... The State of Postsecondary Competency-Based Education

January 2019 - AIR News
Studying the Impact of Organic Cotton Farming in India... Helping Schools Close the Digital Accessibility Gap... Join Us for the 2019 CALDER Conference... A Great Year for AIR's Professional Services... Meet Our Expert: Deb Moroney... Register for Our Webinar: Exploring the Experiences and Skills of Young Adults



December 2018 - AIR News
Transforming School Climate and Culture in Cleveland... First 1,000 Days: Zambia's Early Childhood Initiative... Career Preparation in Rural Communities... Improving Opportunities for Native Nations... Meet Our Expert: Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar... New Crystal City Office

November 2018 - AIR News
Collaboration is Key: Networked Improvement Communities... Improving Research on Career and Technical Education Programs... Social and Emotional Learning and Equity... Using Continuous Improvement to Support Teachers' Growth... Meet Our Expert, Catherine Barbour... CEO David Myers Discusses AIR's Diversity and Inclusion Journey

October 2018 - AIR News
#ThankAPrincipal: October is National Principals Month... A Link Between Adolescence and Dementia?... Improving Travel for People with Disabilities... Building Safe, Engaging, and Equitable Schools... AIR Institute Fellow Larry Hedges Wins the Prestigious Yidan Prize for Education Research... AIR Recognized by Diversity MBA for Its Commitment to Diversity

September 2018 - AIR News
Supporting Students Affected by Trauma... Can Transitional Kindergarten Better Prepare Children?... Evaluating Cash Transfers for Syrian Refugees... Opioid Epidemic Expanding Medication-Assisted Treatment... Event: Building Safe, Engaging, and Equitable Schools... Video: AIR Through the Eyes of an Intern

August 2018 - AIR News
Exploring Solutions to the Opioid Crisis... Building Capacity in Zambia... Helping Families Find Free Summer Meals... Implementing Your State's ESSA Plan... Infographic: The Rising Costs of Center-Based Child Care... Video: Improving Early Grade Reading in Latin America and the Caribbean



January 2017 - AIR News
Colleges Increasingly Use Contingent Faculty to Cut Costs... Study Offers Promising Practices for Increasing Diversity Among First Responders... Support Services Can Lower Health Costs for Older Americans... Performance Feedback for Teachers and Principals at Times Unreliable... Video: Top 10 Most-Viewed Videos in 2016... National Center on Intensive Intervention



November/December 2016 - AIR News
Homeschooling Increases in the United States... Dropout Rate Continues to Decline, Demographic Differences Persist... Student Outcomes Improve in MA Schools With School Redesign Grants... Long Story Short: Lynn Holdheide... Report: Majors Matter: Differences in Wages Over Time in Texas

October 2016 - AIR News
Medicare Enrollment Maze Puts Seniors at Risk for Penalties and Coverage Gaps... What Happens When Districts Support and Integrate Social and Emotional Learning?... Program Improves Teachers' Knowledge, But Not Student Achievement... In Minnesota, Popular Majors Don't Always Yield Higher Salaries... Report: Roger Jarjoura in a Christian Science Monitor on Mentoring Former Juvenile Offenders... Video: RELMidwest - Preventing School Dropout: What You Need to Know... Connected Educator Month 2016

September 2016 - AIR News
Dropout Rate Declines, College Enrollment Rises for Black and Hispanic Students... Those Attending 'Deeper Learning' Schools Likelier to Enroll in College... U.S. Women with Some Higher Ed Earn 68 Percent of What Men Earn... Dementia is Less Prevalent Among Highly Educated Americans... Experts Envision the Future of STEM Education... Long Story Short: Susan Bowles Therriault... Infographic: Comparing the Effectiveness of Online and Face­to­Face Credit Recovery in Algebra I

July/August 2016 - AIR News
Kids Who Attended Preschool Scored Higher Than Peers at Start of Kindergarten... Smoking Among Young Students in the U.S. at an Historic Low... Creating Coherence in the Teacher-Shortage Policy Debate... AIR Publishes New Report on Calif.'s Transitional Kindergarten Program

June 2016 - AIR News
Is Medicare a Heavy Burden on Taxpayers? Papers Tackle This Question and Others... Zambia's Cash Assistance Programs a Boon for Poorest Families... Study: Ed Outcomes Worsen With Successive Immigrant Generations... Ten Q's Policymakers Should Ask About Expanding Preschool Access... Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Educational Technology Programs... Long Story Short: Chaney Mosely

March 2016 - AIR News
State Standards Vary Despite Common Core's Aim of Uniformity... How Can Social Science Inform the Real World?... Deeper Learning Instruction Yields Higher Graduation Rates... Primer Addresses How US Health Care is Provided and Paid For... 1 in 4 Newark Teachers Says New Pay Structure is 'Fair'... Arts Integration Can Lead to Better Math Achievement

February 2016 - AIR News
Paper Finds Link Between Student-Teaching Experiences and Effectiveness... Zambia's Grant Program Gives Women Limited Empowerment... Supporting Social Emotional Development After School



July/August 2015 - AIR News
As landmark disability laws reach milestones, experts reflect on impact... Cash transfers offer security, "resilience" for Zambia's poor, study finds... Latest Indicators of School Crime and Safety includes college hate crime data... Report explores U.S. high school dropout and completion trends... Rural students in Indiana likelier to enroll in two-year colleges than urban peers... Event: Toxic stress—How economic inequality hurts early childhood development

May 2015 - AIR News
In Colorado, associate's and certificates can be path to middle class... How mental health care can best serve children and teens... School turnaround study: Most states have "significant gaps" in expertise... Guide helps states implement new science standards... Event: Do you need a bachelor's to join the middle class?

April 2015 - AIR News
First state implementing Common Core shows "faster" learning process... Brief: Elementary and Secondary Education Act's Title IIA needs fixing... Module helps those with traumatic brain injury understand depression... New report looks at Indiana data for predictors of early college success... Latest study of transitional kindergarten in California focuses on parents... Video: Title I revisited

March 2015 - AIR News
Report looks at gender differences in STEM interest among high school grads... Community college students much less likely to transfer far for school... Brief: Focusing only on content standards gives false picture of achievement... Better understanding literacy in multilingual environments... Video: Rebecca Stone describes how AIR developed a remedial reading and writing program to help Egyptian students learn foundational literacy skills

February 2015 - AIR News
Students receiving arts-integrated math instruction perform better, report finds... AIR study on gestational diabetes part of special Women's Health Issues collection... How can we ensure all children have excellent teachers?... What does coaching to improve math instruction look like?... Framework helps principals become better leaders... AIR Index: Health insurance literacy

January 2015 - AIR News
Those with disabilities earn 37% less; gap widens with educational attainment... In Massachusetts, violence prevention program for youths shows promise... Few schools used staffing strategies to improve teacher capacity for ELLs... Applying Medicaid flexibility to meet behavioral health needs of youths... SEDL joins American Institutes for Research... Year in Review... Video: Watch our discussion on health behavior change in a digital environment



November/December 2014 - AIR News
Many Americans don't ask basic questions before getting health insurance... Report looks at student achievement in D.C. after reforms... Is expanding public-financed home care cost effective?... In Florida, first-year earnings from an associate degree can surpass bachelor's... Student-centered math teaching can lead to more engagement, higher scores... CDC, AIR roll out new public health campaign, "HIV Treatment Works"... Video: Why using "human factors" can improve work performance

October 2014 - AIR News
Education standards by states vary, sometimes by several grade levels... HBCUs key to diversifying STEM fields, but graduates are deep in debt... Students from "deeper learning" high schools likelier to graduate... Resource for health professionals aims to close gaps in patient engagement... Earnings edge of associate degree in Tennessee vanishes after five years... Event: Power or promise - Do online health campaigns impact offline behavior?

September 2014 - AIR News
Long Story Short: What is the impact of the Affordable Care Act on newly insured?... Is postsecondary education "worth it" for disadvantaged workers?... College subsidies hit low as students pay half of education costs for first time... What makes effective school turnaround partnerships?... Event: Breaking the Mold - Diversifying STEM Academia

July/August 2014 - AIR News
'Clustering' Teach for America instructors leads to math gains in Miami... Women, blacks most likely to leave STEM careers... What are the challenges of locating longitudinal study participants?... New brief gives tips on how to measure college grads' economic success... AIR helps produce special issue of America's Young Adults... Video: How are the rules on using big data changing?

June 2014 - AIR News
11% of undergrads take distance education courses only... AIR, CDC develop new campaign: Start Talking. Stop HIV... Training helps tribal workers understand child welfare legal proceedings... Schools with strategic leaders more likely to report improvement... Video: How mentoring can help children with incarcerated parents

May 2014 - AIR News
California implements transitional kindergarten... First survey of Teachers of the Year stresses peer support... Paper explores the changing economic status of senior citizens... Study looks at high ELL schools receiving School Improvement Grants... Video: Why education is critical for Syrian refugee youth

April 2014 - AIR News
For STEM Ph.D.'s in nonacademic careers, job duties vary by race and gender... How to keep teacher evaluation reforms on track... Institute Fellow Marilyn Moon receives achievement award for Medicare work... Study shows immediate economic impact of scientific research... Video: Hans Holzer shares ideas to improve the unemployment rate for young minority men

March 2014 - AIR News
More men than women with STEM Ph.D.'s begin careers as faculty, study finds... Ways to improve mentoring services for youths with incarcerated parents... Districtwide education reform through lens of Say Yes initiative... Infographic: Teachers and evaluation reform

February 2014 - AIR News
Delta Cost Project: Savings from part-time profs undercut by admin and other hires (Video)... Giving effective teachers more students can yield academic gains, analysis finds... What might happen if college dropouts made different choices?... How to provide trauma-informed care... Infographic: Zambia cash grants

January 2014 - AIR News
What to look for in a preschool... AIR a key partner in the Surgeon General's report on smoking and health... Which student characteristics predict postsecondary success? Virginia Tech teams up with AIR to explore use of big data in social sciences... New resource offers tips to support well-being of LGBTQ youth... Video: Are we still A Nation at Risk?

AIR Health News

2022 │ 2021 │ 2020 │ 2019


September 23, 2022 - AIR Health News
AIR Hosts Conversation with Disability Rights Advocate for National Disability Employment Awareness Month… COVID-19 Updates and Other Health News... By the Numbers: 1 in 3 older adults fall each year... Upcoming events, trainings, and webinars

September 9, 2022 - AIR Health News
Creating and Evaluating Web-Based Tools To Help Health Professionals Implement Evidence-Backed Practices... COVID-19 Updates and Other Health News... By the Numbers: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 10-34... Upcoming events, trainings, and webinars

August 26, 2022 - AIR Health News
AIR Seeks Participants for Technical Expert Panel to Provide Input on QHP Enrollee Survey… Housing as a Social Determinant of Addiction… COVID-19 Updates and Other Health News... By the Numbers: 3.3 million Medicare beneficiaries will pay no more than 35$ for insulin under the Inflation Reduction Act… Upcoming events, trainings, and webinars

August 12, 2022 - AIR Health News
Telehealth for Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions: No Panacea for COVID-19 Pandemic Access Challenges… COVID-19 Updates and Other Health News... By the Numbers: 44% of all behavioral health visits by Medicare fee-for-services beneficiaries with ambulatory care sensitive conditions were conducted by telehealth during the pandemic… Upcoming events, trainings, and webinars

July 29, 2022 - AIR Health News
Recognizing National Minority Health Awareness Month… COVID-19 Updates and Other Health News... By the Numbers: 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline… Upcoming events, trainings, and webinars

July 15, 2022 - AIR Health News
Listening to Consumers to Improve Coverage for Dually Eligible Individuals… COVID-19 Updates and Other Health News... By the Numbers: 20% of Medicare enrollees are “dually eligible”, also qualifying for Medicaid… Upcoming events, trainings, and webinars

July 1, 2022 - AIR Health News
Addressing Health Inequities in Kidney Care… COVID-19 Updates and Other Health News... By the Numbers: Medicare fee-for-service spending on beneficiaries with chronic kidney disease totaled $87.2 billion in 2019… Upcoming events, trainings, and webinars

June 17, 2022 - AIR Health News
AIR Experts Lead Workshop on Shared Measurement… Methods in a Minute: Meta-Analysis… COVID-19 Updates and Other Health News... By the Numbers: Only 6 percent of hospitals in the U.S. are fully complying with the Hospital Price Transparency Law… Upcoming events, trainings, and webinars

June 3, 2022 - AIR Health News
AIR to Manage Federal Survey on Health Insurance Marketplaces and Plans… COVID-19 Updates and Other Health News... By the Numbers: 50,000+ people enrolled in 295 Qualified Health Plans completed the Qualified Health Plan Enrollee Experience Survey in 2022… Upcoming events, trainings, and webinars

May 20, 2022 - AIR Health News
The Criminal Legal System as a Social Determinant of Addiction… AIR Experts to Present at the 2022 AcademyHealth Virtual Annual Research Meeting… COVID-19 Updates and Other Health News... By the Numbers: Among U.S. youth aged 12-17 in 2019, 15.7% (or 3.8 million) had at least one major depressive episode in the past year... Upcoming events, trainings, and webinars

May 6, 2022 - AIR Health News
AIR Assists with Development of Landmark CMS Policy Aiming to Reduce Health Care Disparities Among Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease... Building Bridges to Equity: Four Perspectives on Helping All Students Thrive... COVID-19 Updates and Other Health News... By the Numbers: More than 1 in 7, or 37 million people, are estimated to have Chronic Kidney Disease... Upcoming events, trainings, and webinars

April 22, 2022 - AIR Health News
Exploring the Use of Both Medication and Behavioral Health Care To Treat Opioid Use Disorder... Taking a Look at Employment as a Social Determinant of Addiction... COVID-19 Updates... CMS News... By the Numbers: Total overdose deaths 106,000 in the 12-month period from October 2021... Upcoming events, trainings, and webinars

April 8, 2022 - AIR Health News
Reflections on the 2nd Anniversary of the COVID-19 Pandemic... COVID-19 Updates and Other Health News... By the Numbers: A new GAO report estimates that long COVID has affected an estimated 7.7 million to 23 million Americans... Upcoming events, trainings, and webinars

March 25, 2022 - AIR Health News
Looking at Medicaid's Role in Treating, Preventing, and Reducing Sexually Transmitted Infections... Working to Make Diverse Perspectives in Research, Policy, and Technical Assistance the Norm... COVID-19 News... CMS News... By the Numbers: Ten states have the highest bacterial STI burden in the U.S.... Upcoming events, trainings, and webinars

March 11, 2022 - AIR Health News
AIR Submits Response to CMS Request for Information on Kidney Care... AIR Webinar: Health Care Access and Quality as a Social Determinant of Addiction... COVID-19 News... CMS News... Health Equity Reports... By the Number: Nearly half of all patients with end-stage renal disease rely on Medicaid coverage at some point... Upcoming events, trainings, and webinars

February 25, 2022 - AIR Health News
New Report: Improving Substance Use Services for Youth... Commentary: Stronger Data Infrastructure Needed to Address Drug Overdose Crisis... COVID-19 News... CMS News, including: Millions Might Lose Medicaid Coverage when Pandemic Public Health Emergency Ends... By the Numbers: Of the 28 states with county coroners, 22 lack a state medical examiner... Upcoming events, trainings, and webinars

January 28, 2022 - AIR Health News
Building Bridges to Equity: Making Diverse Perspectives in Research, Policy, and Technical Assistance the Norm... COVID-19 News... ACA and Medicare Rules and Reports... By the Numbers: 20% of Medicare enrollees are "dually eligible," also qualifying for Medicaid... Upcoming events, trainings, and webinars

January 14, 2022 - AIR Health News
COVID-19 News... CMS issues 2023 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters... New consumer protections against surprise medical bills take effect... Medicare Advantage and Part D proposed rule addresses provider networks, dual-eligible special needs plans, other standards... By the Numbers: 65% of rural U.S. counties have low-to-no prescribing capacity for opioid use disorder treatment... January Events: Health Policy Roundups - Federal Policy Analysis and Priorities, Alliance for Health Policy and Recent Trends in Coverage Enrollment and Affordability, Alliance for Health Policy



December 3, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
COVID-19 cases and vaccines... Geographical disparities in access to opioid treatment... Efforts to address health care workforce shortages... Record-breaking overdose deaths

November 19, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
COVID-19 vaccination efforts... Trends in employer-sponsored health benefits... Georgia’s 1332 waiver

November 5, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
COVID-19 case and vaccine updates... President Biden’s budget blueprint... Medicare penalties for readmissions

October 22, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
COVID-19 case updates... News about vaccine boosters... Increase in Social Security benefits... Resources to manage chronic pain... Plain language research summaries

September 10, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
Health care workers and food insecurity... Milestones in COVID-19 cases and vaccination... New HHS climate office

August 20, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
IMPAQ's new report on dually eligible beneficiaries... Milestones in COVID-19 cases and vaccination... Updates on the 2021 special enrollment period

August 6, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
Milestones in COVID-19 cases and vaccination… Public-and private-sector policies on vaccination… Strategies to address opioid use

July 23, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
Increasing COVID-19 cases... New sign-ups for ACA plans... Hospitals’ compliance with the federal price transparency rule

July 9, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
The race between the national COVID-19 vaccination effort and the delta variant... New CMS and state rules to combat consumer medical costs

June 18, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
The status of President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination goal... Nevada’s new public health insurance option

June 4, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
Progress in COVID-19 vaccination efforts... COVID-19 health implications... A new health equity tracker

May 21, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
Reopening updates... New COVID-19 guidelines... A boost in ACA enrollment 

May 7, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
Global COVID-19 updates... Progress on vaccination in the United States... Biden administration efforts in the first 100 days 

April 23, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
New COVID-19 vaccination milestones... Concerns around vaccine hesitancy... Price transparency guidance from CMS

April 9, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
COVID-19’s widespread impacts... Updates on vaccination efforts and efficacy... New ACA subsidies

March 26, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
Progress in COVID-19 vaccination efforts... Reopening updates... New reports from MedPAC and MACPAC to Congress

March 12, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
States’ plans to reopen... Potential ACA expansions... An effort to end structural racism in medical research 

February 26, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
The latest COVID-19 updates in the U.S.... New findings about vaccine efficacy... The Biden administration’s health appointees

February 12, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
Progress and challenges in COVID-19 vaccination efforts... Efforts to expand access to health insurance... How health care professionals are coping during the ongoing pandemic 

January 29, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
The Biden administration’s COVID-19 plans... Related executive actions in the new president’s first week 

January 15, 2021 - IMPAQ Health News
New milestones in the COVID-19 pandemic... Developments in health equity... The Biden administration’s health policy goals



December 4, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
Efforts to mitigate rising rates of COVID-19... How a Biden administration might address health reform... persistent health equity issues... The latest health policy rules and reports

November 13, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
Challenges to the ACA... Efforts to curb rising rates of COVID-19 and the latest health policy rules and reports… Q&A with AIR researchers on the impact of rising rates of depression and anxiety in families, schools, and communities

October 30, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
AIR researcher David Hayes-Bautista shares a counter-narrative on Latino health disparities  IMPAQ and Weitzman Institute researchers examine the impacts of COVID-19 in Health Professional Shortage Areas

October 16, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
Health equity... The state of health care coverage during and after the pandemic... The latest efforts to address the impacts of COVID-19

October 2, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
Health equity... New Medicaid studies and expansions... Threats to the ACA... and the latest efforts to address the impacts of COVID-19. Don’t miss the new whitepaper from Ernst & Young featuring IMPAQ President Adaeze Enekwechi’s insights on the business case for health equity.

September 18, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
Health equity... New Medicaid studies and regulations... The latest efforts to address the impacts of COVID-19.

September 4, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
Racial and ethnic health disparities... The sunset of many cost-sharing waivers... The FDA’s emergency approval of rapid COVID-19 tests… IMPAQ’s latest advanced analytics journal article… AIR webinar on the “core components” research approach to evidence-based programming

August 21, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
Racial and ethnic health disparities... The expansion of telehealth... The impact of COVID-19 on the start of the school year… IMPAQ’s presentations at the NAHDO Annual Conference and our AIR colleagues’ insights on patient-centered measure development

August 7, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
IMPAQ experts share the latest news on racial and ethnic health disparities... The expansion of telehealth... Surprise billing related to COVID-19... Upcoming opportunities to hear IMPAQ President Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi speak out on issues of health equity

July 24, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
Racial and ethnic health disparities... COVID-19 vaccines and treatments... The expansion of telehealth... Original COVID-19 coverage from IMPAQ experts, including a publicly available dashboard for exploring the latest updates in the vast COVID-19 clinical trials landscape

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Racial and ethnic health disparities... The impact of COVID-19 on the ACA and other rules, reports, and insights… IMPAQ and AIR health experts on equity and access


June 26, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
Reports on racial and ethnic health disparities and the impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ community, along with relevant rules and insights…  IMPAQ Medicaid experts Tim Hill and Melissa Hafner on how the pandemic will create the perfect storm for the Medicaid system

June 12, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
The intersection of COVID-19 and movements for social justice… Racial and ethnic disparities of the pandemic… The growing mental health crisis

May 29, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
The psychological toll of COVID-19… Testing and contact tracing efforts… The possible effects on Medicaid providers and beneficiaries

May 15, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
The latest on COVID-19 contact tracing efforts… The impact of the pandemic on mental health… How the virus continues to hit marginalized communities the hardest

May 1, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
The racial and ethnic disparities of the pandemic, job and health insurance loss, and shifts in hospital operations due to COVID-19

April 17, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
The latest U.S. response to COVID-19… New research demonstrating how the pandemic is disproportionally affecting communities of color… An article from IMPAQ experts analyzing past senate responses to public health crises

April 3, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
The U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a $2.2 trillion stimulus package to stabilize the economy… New guidance on social distancing through the end of April

March 20, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
The U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including several CMS announcements regarding insurance and benefits… A new IMPAQ study on whether coverage limitations on opioid alternatives increase opioid prescription rates

March 6, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
A Yale study pointing to potential savings under Medicare for All… A Commonwealth Fund report on the impact of the ACA 10 years later… An update on COVID-19

February 21, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
The first maternal mortality report released by NCHS in over 10 years… Evidence that pharmaceutical benefit manager (PBM) rebates drive up drug list prices… IMPAQ's new study on the effectiveness of naloxone access laws in preventing opioid overdose deaths

February 7, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
CMS' Proposed 2021 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameter Rule   Why chain pharmacies may increase risks to patients… How new price transparency rules are pushing hospitals and insurers to reveal hidden costs.

January 24, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
Privacy concerns sparked by a new data sharing rule from HHS… ACA Highlights for the start of 2020… IMPAQ President Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi's latest blog post on addressing implicit bias in health care

January 10, 2020 - IMPAQ Health News
How the ACA Marketplace fared in 2019 with the removal of the Individual Mandate… The disappointing results of Health Super-Utilizer Intervention… How hidden flaws in some electronic health records and alleged cover-ups may pose a threat to patients



December 20, 2019 - IMPAQ Health News
A federal appeals court ruling against the ACA's individual mandate… New provisions in a year-end spending bill affecting health care… Research showing that a 2016 IRS insurance letter saved lives