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5 Aug 2014
Sources of health information and knowledge are changing dramatically. While we used to rely on clinicians, social service providers, families, friends, and traditional media for guidance, now we also turn to a vast array of new resources in a digital world. AIR's work leverages both traditional and digital strategies to develop integrated communication and behavior-change strategies. AIR informs and engages a wide spectrum of audiences, targeting key influencers and various public groups.
25 May 2016
About 700,000 individuals are released from correctional facilities annually, and the transition home is not always easy. Failure to reconnect can mean many end up back in prison. AIR recently joined Senator Chris Murphy to lead a discussion on how to implement policy reforms in real-world settings.
17 Feb 2016
In this commentary (part of our longform essay, Applying Social Science in the Real World), George Rebok discusses whether the results of cognitive stimulation and training transfer to both laboratory and real-life tasks.
30 May 2018
Commissioned by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, AIR developed a collection of guides and online training for college campus health staff caring for students who have experienced sexual assault and other trauma.
2 Jan 2019
As we look back over 2018, AIR's Professional Services Division reflects on the progress we’ve made in fulfilling our mission of conducting and applying the best behavioral and social science research, evaluation, and technical assistance towards improving people’s lives.
10 Jun 2019
Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, director of AIR’s Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions (AIR CARES) and a practicing physician at Heartland Alliance Health in Chicago, discusses her personal experience in treating patients with addiction and how research can help tackle the opioid epidemic.
16 Feb 2016
In this commentary (part of our longform essay, Applying Social Science in the Real World), Marilyn Moon discusses the challenge of being a health and aging researcher arises when facing those issues personally.
9 May 2019
Young adults (aged 18–39 years) who have received a cancer diagnosis can encounter significant barriers in their transition to employment. This study explored to what extent these young adults know about legal and programmatic supports that may help to address their employment-related needs, and how they would like to receive information about available resources.
24 Jun 2019
Q & A
In a study prepared for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, AIR Senior Researchers Jennifer Loeffler-Cobia and Nicholas Read examined how state and local agencies and facilities use Title I, Part D funds in support of education, transition, and related services and supports for the youth they serve.