As the number of federal disaster declarations increases, so does the challenge of protecting more than 60,000 youth in residential and correctional facilities from disaster-related injury and trauma.
Hundreds of thousands of families and more than one million children are homeless in America each year, and the numbers are increasing. Female-headed families, veterans, and LGBT youth are among those most at risk, often due to extreme trauma that precedes and is made worse by homelessness.
As part of a multifaceted technical assistance project in Egypt, AIR has partnered with Intel and Egypt’s Ministry of Education (MOE) to implement science clubs in schools. The initiative promotes scientific inquiry among students in grades 5 through 9, and engages them in original science projects and research.
While there are well-established links in the literature on domestic violence and homelessness, integration of the two systems in policy and practice is still emerging. This toolkit was created to address the gap between domestic violence and homeless service systems.
To raise awareness and provide a source of accurate information for the media and first responders about public health emergencies, AIR worked with the Office of the Secretary of HHS to develop and disseminate a series of award-winning, easy to understand reference guides.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention worked with AIR to develop a new campaign, with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Minority AIDS Initiative, to provide health care providers with information and tools to implement HIV screening for minority patients and improve health outcomes for HIV-positive patients by increasing their access to HIV primary care.