What role can data play in developing community-based approaches to opioid misuse prevention, treatment, and recovery? How can data help health, law enforcement, and criminal justice professionals—and community members—better understand the opioid crisis in their localities and develop targeted interventions? AIR held a Capitol Hill briefing to address these questions on June 18, 2018.
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14 Jun 2018
Expanding local access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a critical step towards improving the lives of people with opioid use disorder and starting to curb the epidemic. Susan Heil talks about the barriers to adopting MAT and what can be done to assist its adoption, especially in rural areas with fewer primary care providers and prescribers.
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.
20 Jul 2017
Prescription drug misuse and abuse has reached epidemic proportions, with negative consequences for families and communities across the country. Mona Kilany explains how connecting prescribers with the proper tools and knowledge can help them address this significant public health issue in their practices.
21 Jun 2017
Patient-reported outcomes measure patients’ direct experiences of their health condition and health care. San Keller explains the value of such outcomes in promoting public health and improving the quality of health care.
1 Feb 2017
To improve graduation rates, districts and schools need clear, evidence-based information about the impact of dropout prevention strategies. Check & Connect is a mentoring program designed to promote positive outcomes (including student engagement, progress and persistence, and school completion) through the provision of continuous, individualized student support. This research brief describes a longitudinal study of Check & Connect in a large, urban district in California.
25 Jan 2017
Interventions and protections for employees with cancer have increased as their numbers in the workforce have grown. Kathleen Murphy talks about how employees with cancer can access different interventions and protections, such as those in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
13 Jan 2017
Family engagement seeks better outcomes for children and families by actively involving them in the different systems that serve them. Lacy Wood and Rebecca Ornelas discuss how family engagement may improve both academic outcomes and mental health for children.
1 Dec 2016
With 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 each day, policy makers are facing the following critical questions about how to meet the requirements of an aging society. This brief is the first in a two-part series about policies and programs that provide resources and services for aging in place.
1 Dec 2016
The “graying of America” calls for new solutions to enable older Americans to age in place in their communities of choice. This issue brief reviews three community-based models—cohousing, villages, and livable communities—that are filling critical gaps in services directed at those who want to age in place.