More than nine million individuals are released from correctional facilities annually, and the transition home is not always easy. Many face numerous obstacles including poverty, drug abuse, family dysfunction, and lack of access to services and treatment. Failure to reconnect can mean that many end up back in prison: 68 percent of those released are incarcerated again within five years. AIR expert Roger Jarjoura shares his insights on how education can play a role in helping ex-offenders stay out of the justice system.
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13 Apr 2015
A range of policies serving America’s older citizens uses 65 as the cutoff age, but that number no longer means what it once did. This index highlights key facts from our issue brief, Is 65 the Best Cutoff for Defining “Older Americans”?, written by experts with AIR’s Center on Aging .
16 Jun 2014
What happens over the long term to families entering shelters and other housing programs? The Service Housing Interventions for Families in Transition (SHIFT) study offers some answers. Mothers were interviewed about employment, mental health, trauma history, and other issues—here are some of the results.
18 Nov 2014
AIR recently conducted a health insurance literacy survey of 800 people to better understand the areas in which Americans need assistance and education about their healthcare services. Here, in quick index format, are some of the most interesting results.
19 Jul 2019
In the Field
AIR has been a leader in the evolution of patient and family engagement as a key quality improvement strategy. In this Q&A, Thomas Workman, principal researcher at AIR, shares his insights about the current state of health care safety and patient and family engagement—and where we’re headed.
13 May 2019
In the Field
Just like physical health, mental health is crucial to everyone’s well-being. For Mental Health Awareness Month, five AIR experts reflected on three of the biggest trends and shifts they’ve observed from their collective years in the field.
14 Jun 2018
In the Field
Like many other states, Tennessee is facing an opioid epidemic. As part of their Prevention for States activities, the Tennessee Department of Health chose to host three community summits and engaged AIR to serve as a facilitator for these workshops in Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis in April 2018.