AIR Experts to Present at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting

Washington, D.C. – Experts from American Institutes for Research (AIR) will present at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Expo, being held November 4-8, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center and the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta, GA.

This year’s conference theme, “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health” is designed to provide the 12,000 expected attendees with the opportunity to network, educate and share research and practice to promote public health. Founded in 1872, the APHA brings together individuals from all fields of public health to strengthen the health profession and champion the health of all people and communities.

Presentations by AIR staff include:

Sunday, November 5, 2017

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST

  • Poster Session: 2024.0 Delivering Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Understanding Physician Experiences and Challenges in Rural Oklahoma

AIR Presenters/Authors: Susan Heil, Tamika Cowans, Erin Johnson, Jazmine Cavazos & Kathryn Paez

Monday, November 6, 2017

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM EST

  • Presentation Session: 3010.0 A Public Health Approach to Addressing Youth Violence: A Comprehensive Community Effort

AIR Presenter/Author: Karen Francis

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EST

  • Moderated Session: 3010.0 Preventing Youth Violence: Tools and Strategies for Communities

AIR Presenter/Author: Xan Young

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM EST

  • Presentation Session: 3010.0 SS/HS Framework Implementation Toolkit (SS/HS FIT)—Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Youth Violence Prevention and Mental Health Promotion

AIR Presenter/Author: Mary Thorngren

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST

  • Moderated Session: 3168.0 Suicide: Trends, Risk Factors and Approaches to Prevention

AIR Presenter/Author: Xan Young

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM EST

  • Presentation Session: 4059.0 How Can We Make It Happen?: Factors That Affect Successful Program Implementation in Faith-Based Settings

AIR Presenter/Author: Erin Johnson

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EST

  • Poster Session: 4265.0 A Qualitative Exploration of Factors Contributing to Age of Sexual Debut within Predominantly African American Churches in the South

AIR Presenter/Author: Erin Johnson

Learn more about the conference at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting website.

About AIR 
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education and workforce productivity. For more information, visit


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