Chronic and Infectious Diseases
Although almost half the adult U.S. population has one or more chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and addiction, they can often be prevented and treated successfully. AIR’s work draws on effective strategies that aim to prevent these diseases, increase access to quality care, and mitigate health disparities.
For more than 15 years, AIR has developed award-winning communications and behavior-change campaigns and led outreach to clinicians, patients, and caregivers on cardiovascular health, nutrition, and obesity for the National Institutes of Health and other HHS agencies. Our staff works to prevent and control breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and childhood cancers for CDC, the National Cancer Institute, and advocacy organizations. We have developed and implemented CDC HIV prevention campaigns, developed important immunization safety information for HHS’ National Vaccine Program Office, and supported HHS’ development of public information to prepare for and respond to emerging threats, such as pandemic flu and Ebola.