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.
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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.
30 Nov 2015
California students who had attended Transitional Kindergarten were more advanced than their peers in language, literacy, mathematics and executive function, early results of a study by AIR show, as shown in this infographic.
30 Nov 2015
A December 2015 AIR study finds that Transitional Kindergarten, the first year of a two-year kindergarten program for young five-year-olds in California, appears to improve children’s school readiness in critical areas of academic learning and development. Researchers Karen Manship and Heather Quick explain how and suggest next steps.
29 Nov 2015
In the Field
For managing researcher Dahlia Shaewitz, growing up a hearing person in a deaf household was a sometimes peculiar experience. She discusses her experiences and the impact of the ADA on technology for the deaf and hard of hearing. As part of our series on the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2015, AIR experts reflect on an era of research in the classroom and the workplace, their stories, and the future.
29 Nov 2015
On the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2015, AIR experts reflected on an era of research on the classroom and the workplace, their personal stories, and the future.
25 Nov 2015
Despite recent increases, the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing Ph.D.'s in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics continues to lag behind the overall population. In this video interview, Rachel Upton examines the role that historically black colleges and universities play in increasing STEM participation specifically among black students.
20 Nov 2015
In 2011, fourth- and eighth-grade students around the world were asked how much they agreed with the statement “I like being in school.” In this infographic, the first in a series, we explore students’ opinions about school—both domestically and internationally.
19 Nov 2015
While evidence is mounting about school-level programs and policies that contribute to increased high school graduation rates, little attention has been paid to the role that districts can play in creating conditions for and supporting higher graduation rates. This study chronicles the Stockton Unified School District's response to high schools labeled "dropout factories" and explores how they addressed the issue.