Healthcare Analysis and Evaluation
AIR designs and conducts high-quality health services research and policy studies, technical assistance, evaluations, surveys, and analyses to support a diverse array of clients, including the federal government, states and counties, foundations, and industry groups. We help solve real-world quality, access and cost problems by applying the best science and methods to identify and evaluate efforts to overcome barriers to better care, better health, and smarter spending.
For example, AIR recently led and evaluated a project for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to train rural Oklahoma primary care clinicians to identify and treat patients with opioid use disorder using medication-assisted treatment, an evidence-based intervention that combines behavioral therapy and medication to treat substance use disorders. Similarly, AIR assisted with the Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns Evaluation to assess a federal initiative to enhance prenatal care interventions for more than 45,000 women enrolled in Medicaid at risk for preterm birth.
AIR also is home to Project Talent, the largest and most comprehensive study ever of U.S. high school students launched in 1960. Now, as the original study participants move into retirement, Project Talent has become a promising resource for understanding the aging process.