AIR works with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to translate research into evidence-based messages and disseminate information.
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Many cultural, socioeconomic, and health-related factors contribute to the HIV epidemic and prevention challenges in U.S. transgender communities. As part of the Act Against AIDS Initiative, AIR works with the CDC to adapt existing and develop new HIV prevention and communication materials for healthcare providers and community-based organizations that treat transgender populations.
Never before has such a wealth of evidence-based HIV prevention methods been available. In this complex and dynamic phase of the nation’s fight against HIV/AIDS, strong partner communications, relationships, and collaboration are critical to the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention’s success.
18 Dec 2015
Over the past two decades, the number of young women entering the juvenile justice system has steadily increased. In this video interview, Karen Francis, AIR principal researcher, talks about how the juvenile justice system can best respond to girls’ unique needs and experiences.
1 Dec 2015
A recent high-profile study of sharply rising mortality rates for some Americans brought to light the hazards of chronic stress. Principal researcher Kathryn Paez explores why the health of middle-aged white women in particular is suffering.
Violence is a significant public health problem in the United States and around the world, affecting people from all walks of life. AIR supports the social media presence of the CDC project VetoViolence, which aims to stop violence before it starts.
The media plays a significant role in shaping how Americans perceive, understand, and respond to serious public health challenges. AIR works with the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention’s news media team on nearly every major development concerning these diseases.
Exposure to toxic substances pose a serious health risk for Americans. AIR collaborated with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to develop a strategic plan and to create a risk communication training course to prepare health communication specialists for managing risk communication activities in the field.
19 Nov 2015
The case for using toilets—less fecal pollution leads to better health—might seem self-evident, but 2.5 billion (according to United Nation’s estimates) of the world’s poorest still don’t have them. And it’s harder to press that case than might be imagined. After all, the causal link between fecal contamination and human health is a scientific fact while the decision to buy or use a toilet is governed more by such variables as cost, tradition, and culture than by science. When it comes to behavior change, effective outcomes depend wholly on recipients’ decision-making—a process that’s rarely understood, much less taken into account in project design.
13 Nov 2015
Helping youth at risk escape the school-to-prison pipeline is a growing concern for educators, researchers, communities and providers. The School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program, the first of its kind, brings together Georgetown University's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, AIR experts, and educational and juvenile justice leaders to provide research-based solutions for those who work with youth at risk. In this video, experts speak to their experiences addressing the school-to-prison pipeline and how the program can help.