Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
AIR is committed to improving the public’s physical and mental health and addressing health disparities by delivering evidence-based, audience-centric information, and effective support. AIR’s experts use a variety of strategies to increase awareness, engage stakeholders, and ultimately effect positive changes in individuals’ health behaviors and the health status of communities.
The Act Against AIDS campaign illustrates our strength in designing and operating national media and outreach campaigns that seek to change individual behavior and influence community attitudes. Other health promotion strategies include engaging stakeholders and providing technical assistance to prevent youth violence and promote safe schools, working with partners at all levels of society to raise awareness of adolescent mental health issues, and working with national and local stakeholders to adopt physical activity guidelines developed by AIR.