As part of its Pay for Success work, AIR developed a workaround to common data obstacles these projects face. AIR was contracted to develop the evaluation design for the San Diego-based Project (re)Launch, which sought to improve employment and health outcomes for veterans with service-connected disabilities by providing intensive case management and wraparound supports.
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22 Aug 2017
How are schools responding to the rise in the number of students needing services that promote positive mental health and provide early intervention and treatment? This brief explores how evaluation and assessment of a school’s mental health programming can benefit students, families, schools, and communities.
5 May 2014
In honor of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day and National Mental Health Awareness Month, AIR highlights the role schools and communities can play through systems of care to develop supports and services for children and youth with or at risk of mental health or other behavioral challenges.
30 Apr 2014
The Health Disparities Leadership Summit brought together healthcare practitioners and providers, researchers, policymakers, and legislators from across the nation to discuss solutions to racial and ethnic disparities in health care. AIR senior researcher Karen B. Francis served as moderator and panelist for the session Lock Up or Lock Down?: Why and How We Can and Should Improve Mental Health Care in America.
12 Aug 2011
To build sustainable school mental health programs, child and youth service systems need to collaborate with local schools and mental health agencies to build a continuum of services. This brief provides insight into how these systems can navigate local and state systems to gain financial support to build, maintain, and sustain successful school mental health programs.
12 Aug 2011
In response to diminished state and local funding, communities are faced with increased challenges in sustaining school mental health programs. This brief shares strategies that have evolved and been used to successfully sustain school mental health programs.
11 Aug 2011
School mental health programs can address mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders so that students are physically and emotionally ready to learn and students and their families are able to cope with the stress of daily living. This brief discusses how to support school mental health programs through system of care principles and initiatives.
11 Aug 2011
Schools and mental health agencies can join resources to meet the mental health needs of children and youth, but this may present some challenges. This brief examines typical differences among schools and agencies—such as terminology, confidentiality rules, professional culture, diagnostic process, and eligibility—in an effort to promote shared vision and mission.