Very few mentoring programs have been scientifically evaluated or established as evidence-based practices. However, some programs show empirical evidence that participating youth do better.
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Marilyn Moon, Institute Fellow and director of AIR's Institute on Aging, writes in the Los Angeles Times about how the fight over the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) is reminiscent of the furor over Medicare's beginnings in 1966.
This issue brief describes the findings from interviews with health insurance counselors and other stakeholders about problems consumers face in selecting and using health insurance. It also lays out a strategy to develop an important new tool: a measure of health insurance literacy.
Transitional kindergarten aims to provide an additional year of early education to California’s youngest students to ensure that they obtain the necessary preparation to succeed in school. This research brief provides an initial glimpse of transitional kindergarten in its first year of statewide implementation.
The New Year will be critical for one of the health care reform law’s most significant provisions: the creation of health insurance exchanges. These new virtual marketplaces allow consumers and small business to comparison shop for health insurance, increasing coordination and simplifying access to affordable health insurance.