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Advocates for Youth (www.advocatesforyouth.org)
Advocates for Youth is the only organization with the sole purpose to prevent pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV among adolescents. Advocates is recognized internationally as a leading resource on teen pregnancy and HIV prevention for teenagers. The organization’s specialized clearinghouses — on teen pregnancy prevention, HIV/STD prevention, school condom availability, peer education, school-based health centers, sexuality education, and adolescent reproductive health initiatives in developing countries — provide those developing and promoting programs and policies with critical, up-to-date information on relevant issues.

Aegis (www.aegis.org)

Aegis is the largest HIV/AIDS website with excellent links to many organizations worldwide, medical and legal information on HIV, statistics, fact sheets.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) (www.acog.org)

With a membership of 40,000 physicians, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is the nation’s leading group of professionals providing health care for women. It is a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization.

American Medical Association (AMA) (www.ama-assn.org)

The AMA is the nation’s leader in promoting professionalism in medicine and setting standards for medical ethics, practice and education. As the most authoritative voice and influential advocate for patients and physicians, the AMA is committed to serving the medical profession, the individual physician and the community.

American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) (www.amfar.org)

The American Foundation for AIDS Research is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research, AIDS prevention and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $166 million in support for its programs, primarily through grants to over 1,800 research teams.

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) (www.amwa-doc.org)

The American Medical Women’s Association is an organization of 10,000 women physicians and medical students dedicated to serving as the unique voice for women’s health and the advancement of women in medicine.

American Social Health Association (ASHA) (www.ashastd.org)

ASHA is America’s authority on sexually transmitted disease (STD) education and patient advocacy. ASHA’s mission is to stop sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and their harmful consequences to individuals, families and communities.

Annie E. Casey Foundation (www.aecf.org)

A private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the U.S.

Association of Public Data Users (APDU) (www.apdu.org)

APDU is a national network that links users, producers and disseminators of government statistical data.  APDU’s members share a vital concern about the collection, dissemination, preservation, and interpretation of public data.  As an association, APDU is committed to helping users identify public data that meet their needs and apply those data in cost-effective and appropriate ways, establishing effective two-way communication between data producers and users, and bringing the perspectives and concerns of public data users to bear on important issues of government information and statistical policy.

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) (www.arhp.org)

The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals is an interdisciplinary association composed of professionals who provide reproductive health services or education, conduct reproductive health research, or influence reproductive health policy. ARHP, founded in 1963, has a mission to educate health care professionals, public policy makers, and the public. The organization fosters research and advocacy to promote reproductive health

BBC Sexwise project (www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/sci_tech/features/health/sexwise/index.shtml)

The BBC World Service, in collaboration with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), has produced a global sex education web resource entitled Sexwise. Aimed primarily at young people, it provides links, books, information and advice to thousands of online users on topics including sex, sexuality and sexual health.

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) (www.bea.doc.gov)

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency of the Department of Commerce. Along with the Census Bureau and STAT-USA, BEA is part of the Department’s Economics and Statistics Administration. The mission of BEA is to produce and disseminate accurate, timely, relevant, and cost-effective economic accounts statistics that provide government, businesses, households, and individuals with a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of economic activity. BEA’s national, regional, and international economic accounts present basic information on such key issues as U.S. economic growth, regional economic development, and the Nation’s position in the world economy.
See also:  STAT-USA (www.stat-usa.gov)

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) (www.bls.gov)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

Campaign for Our Children (CFOC) (www.cfoc.org)

Campaign for Our Children  is a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating educational media campaigns which are designed to promote adolescent preventive health issues.

CARE (www.care.org)

CARE is one of the world’s largest private international relief and development organizations. Founded in the aftermath of World War II, CARE enabled Americans to send more than 100 million CARE Packages® to survivors of the conflict in Europe and Asia. CARE has become a leader in sustainable development and emergency aid, reaching tens of millions of people each year in more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. 

Carolina Population Center (CPC) (www.cpc.unc.edu)

The Carolina Population Center (CPC) serves the research and training needs of faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who have interests in the population field.

Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC) (www.cath4choice.org)

Catholics for a Free Choice, an independent not-for-profit organization, is engaged in research, policy analysis, education, and advocacy on issues of gender equality and reproductive health. Working in the Catholic social justice tradition, CFFC is affiliated with Catholic Organizations for Renewal and the Women-Church Convergence, both based in the United States, and with the European Network/Church on the Move.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (www.cdc.gov)

U.S. Census Bureau (www.census.gov)

Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) (www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde)

Contains demographic/population information that has been selected and evaluated for relevance, accuracy and quality. CDE is a multi-disciplinary faculty research cooperative for social scientific demographic research whose membership includes sociologists, rural sociologists, economists, epidemiologists, and statisticians.

Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) (www.cedpa.org)

The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) is a women-focused nonprofit international organization founded in 1975. CEDPA’s mission is to empower women at all levels of society to be full partners in development.

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) (www.cihi.com)

Provides a broad range of technical and analytical services that are critical to the planning, funding, management, monitoring, and evaluation of USAID’s programs worldwide.

Center for Policy Research (CPR) (www-cpr.maxwell.syr.edu)

Part of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. CPR conducts a broad range of interdisciplinary research and related activities in the areas of: aging, disability and income security policy; domestic urban and regional issues; public finance; and problems of economic development in less industrialized countries.

Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) (www.reproductiverights.org)

Formerly the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (CRLP), the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) is a non-profit legal and policy advocacy organization dedicated to promoting women’s reproductive rights. CRR’s domestic and international programs engage in litigation, policy analysis, legal research, and public education seeking to achieve women’s equality in society and ensure that all women have access to appropriate and freely chosen reproductive health services.

Child Health Research Project at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (www.childhealthresearch.org)

Provides the latest data on perinatal and neonatal mortality including extensive recommendations for interventions. Features downloadable publications and presentations.

Child Trends (www.childtrends.org)

Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies children, youth, and families through research, data collection, and data analysis. Child Trends conducts basic research and evaluation studies in several critical areas, including teenage pregnancy and childbearing; the effects of welfare and poverty on children; issues related to parenting, family structure; and family processes, including fatherhood and male fertility.

Robert Sterling Clark Foundation (http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/rsclark)

Principal funding areas include:  Arts and Culture — projects that strengthen the management of cultural institutions in New York City, enable them to reduce operating costs, and/or increase earned or unearned income, and support efforts that protect artistic freedom and increase public support for the arts nationally.  Government Accountability — projects that improve the performance and accountability of government agencies responsible for the delivery of human services, education, housing, economic development, and protection of the environment in New York State.  Family Planning — projects that ensure access to family planning services and protect reproductive freedom nationally.

Contraceptive Research and Development Program (CONRAD) (www.conrad.org)

The Contraceptive Research and Development Program, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development and private foundations, has as its primary objectives the development of new or improved contraceptives as well as methods for prevention of the transmission of sexually transmitted infections that are safe, effective, acceptable, and suitable for use in the US and developing countries.

Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) (www.measuredhs.com)

DHS news releases, country fact sheets, and newsletter articles, graphics on population, health and nutrition.

EngenderHealth (www.engenderhealth.org)
EngenderHealth (formerly AVSC) works worldwide to improve the lives of individuals by making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable. EngenderHealth provides technical assistance, training, and information, with a focus on practical solutions that improve services where resources are scarce. EngenderHealth believes that individuals have the right to make informed decisions about their reproductive health and to receive care that meets their needs. EngenderHealth works in partnership with governments, institutions, and health care professionals to make this right a reality.

ETR Associates (www.etr.org)

ETR Associates’ mission is to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities by providing leadership, educational resources, training and research in health promotion with an emphasis on sexuality and health education.

Family Care International (FCI) (www.familycareintl.org)

FCI is dedicated to improving women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in developing countries, with a special emphasis on making pregnancy and childbirth safer. FCI addresses a range of urgent health issues, including maternal health, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, family planning, unsafe abortion, and violence against women.

Family Health International (FHI) (www.fhi.org)

Family Health International works to improve reproductive and family health around the world through biomedical and social science research, innovative health service delivery interventions, training and information programs. FHI works in partnership with universities, ministries of health and non-governmental organizations, conducting ongoing projects in the U.S. and more than 40 developing countries.

FirstGov (www.firstgov.gov)

The first-ever government website to provide the public with easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources. The site allows Internet users to search for government information by topic, rather than by agency. It is intended to reduce the time Americans spend traveling to government offices and waiting in line.

Ford Foundation (www.fordfound.org)

Free Medical Journals (www.freemedicaljournals.com)

The Free Medical Journals Site is dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet.

Feminist Majority Foundation (www.feminist.org)

Gates Foundation (www.gatesfoundation.org)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation places a major focus on helping to improve people’s lives through health and learning. The Gates Foundation will continue to look for strategic opportunities to extend the benefits of modern science and technology to people around the world, especially where poverty serves as an obstacle to participating in these benefits. As in the past, Gates will invest in partnerships with individuals and organizations that bring experience, expertise and commitment to their own efforts to help people through better health and learning.

Girl Power! (http://www.health.org/gpower)

Girl Power! is the national public education campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Health and Human Services to help encourage and motivate 9- to 14- year-old girls to make the most of their lives. Girls at 8 or 9 typically have very strong attitudes about their health, so Girl Power! seeks to reinforce and sustain these positive values among girls ages 9-14 by targeting health messages to the unique needs, interests, and challenges of girls.

Government Printing Office (www.gpo.gov)

Contains information on the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research and may provide government documents directly on the page or may offer a way to order them directly from the agency.

Guttmacher Institute (www.guttmacher.org)

The Guttmacher Institute is a nonprofit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (www.hhs.gov)

“The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.”

Hewlett Foundation (www.hewlett.org)

The Foundation’s broad purpose, as stated in the articles of incorporation, is to promote the well-being of mankind by supporting selected activities of a charitable nature, as well as organizations or institutions engaged in such activities.

Ibis Reproductive Health (www.ibisreproductivehealth.org)

Ibis Reproductive Health aims to improve women’s reproductive health, choices and autonomy worldwide.  Ibis’s work includes clinical and social science research, policy analysis, and evidence-based advocacy.

International Council on Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP) (www.icomp.org.my)

The International Council on Management of Population Program’s website is packed with the latest information on various reproductive health and management issues. In its effort to promote South-South collaboration, it includes a directory of NGO reproductive health activities in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Institute of Medicine (www.iom.edu)

(see also National Academy of Sciences)

InterAction (www.interaction.org)

InterAction is a diverse coalition of more than 160 US-based relief, development, environmental and refugee agencies working in more than 100 countries around the world. InterAction agencies are also committed to a set of rigorous ethical standards to ensure accountability to donors, professional competence and quality of service. With headquarters in 25 states and grassroots chapters in many others, InterAction coalition members receive support from tens of millions of Americans nationwide.

International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (www.figo.org)

Promotes the well-being of women and raises the standard of practice in obstetrics and gynaecology. Site features activities related to maternal health including information about the Save The Mothers Fund.

Ipas (www.ipas.org)

Ipas works globally to improve women’s lives through a focus on reproductive health. Their work is based on the principle that every woman has a right to the highest
attainable standard of health, to safe reproductive choices, and to high quality health care. IPAS concentrates on preventing unsafe abortion, improving treatment of its complications, and reducing its consequences. IPAS strives to empower women by increasing access to services that enhance their reproductive and sexual health. 

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) (www.ippf.org)

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) links national autonomous Family Planning Associations (FPAs) in over 150 countries worldwide.  It is registered as a charity in the United Kingdom and is the largest voluntary organization in the world to be concerned with family planning and sexual and reproductive health.
See also:  International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) (www.ippfwhr.org)

International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) (www.iwhc.org)

Founded in 1980, the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) is a nonprofit organization based in New York City that works with individuals and groups in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to promote women’s reproductive and sexual health and rights. IWHC provides technical, managerial, moral and financial support to reproductive health service providers, advocacy groups and women’s organizations in Southern countries. The organization publishes books and position papers, and maintain a global communications network of 6,000 individuals and organizations in 143 countries. IWHC convenes meetings on new or neglected aspects of women’s sexual and reproductive health, and act directly to influence the work of population and health professionals, national governments, and international agencies, including donors.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan (www.icpsr.umich.edu)

Data for 85% of ICPSR datasets are available in part or in whole via FTP. To scan the ICPSR archive, access their homepage.

International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) (www.iussp.org)

The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) promotes scientific studies of demography and population-related issues. Originally founded in 1928 and reconstituted in 1947, the IUSSP is the leading international professional association for individuals interested in population studies. The IUSSP network includes almost 2000 members world-wide, one third of whom are from developing countries.

The IUSSP’s main goal is to "foster relations between persons engaged in the study of demography in all countries of the world, and stimulate interest in demographic matters among governments, national and international organisations, scientific bodies and the general public. The Union shall have power to organise conferences, and to publish scientific information, dealing with population issues."

Johns Hopkins University Center For Communication Programs (www.jhuccp.org)

CCP's mission is to partner with organizations worldwide to design and implement strategic communication programs that influence political dialogue, collective action, and individual behavior; enhance access to information and the exchange of knowledge that improve health and health care; and conduct research to guide program design, evaluate impact, test theories, and advance knowledge in health communication.

Joint Center for Poverty Research (www.jcpr.org)

The Northwestern University / University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research supports academic research that examines what it means to be poor and live in America. JCPR concentrates on the causes and consequences of poverty in America and the effectiveness of policies aimed at reducing poverty. JCPR’s goal is to advance what is known about the economic, social and behavioral factors that cause poverty, and to establish the actual effects of interventions designed to alleviate poverty.

Kaiser Family Foundation (www.kff.org)

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent philanthropy focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.

kaisernetwork.org is a health policy information service provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Through webcasts, daily news summaries, searchable archives and a national health policy calendar, kaisernetwork.org can help you with background research for speeches, papers and other activities.

MacArthur Foundation (www.macfdn.org)

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition. The Foundation seeks the development of healthy individuals and effective communities; peace within and among nations; responsible choices about human reproduction; and a global ecosystem capable of supporting healthy human societies. The Foundation pursues this mission by supporting research, policy development, dissemination, education and training, and practice.

Marie Stopes International (www.mariestopes.org.uk)

An international organisation which provides reproductive healthcare and information.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau (www.mchb.hrsa.gov)

MCHB continues to provide its leadership, partnership, and resources to advance the health of all our Nation’s mothers, infants, children and adolescents-including families with low income levels, those with diverse racial and ethnic heritages and those living in rural or isolated areas without access to care.

PubMed/Medline (www.pubmed.gov)

Mellon Foundation (www.mellon.org)

The purpose of the Foundation is to "aid and promote such religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes as may be in the furtherance of the public welfare or tend to promote the well-doing or well-being of mankind." Under this broad charter, the Foundation currently makes grants on a selective basis to institutions in higher education; in cultural affairs and the performing arts; in population; in conservation and the environment; and in public affairs.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (www.cdc.gov/mmwr/)

Mott Foundation (www.mott.org)

National Abortion Federation (NAF) (www.prochoice.org)
Founded in 1977, the National Abortion Federation is the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada.  The organization’s mission is to preserve and enhance the quality and accessibility of abortion services. NAF members include non-profit clinics, private physician’s offices, for-profit surgi-centers, feminist women’s health centers, Planned Parenthood affiliates, and hospital-based clinics.

NARAL Pro-Choice America (www.naral.org)

Since 1969, the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) has been a leading advocate of reproductive freedom and dignity for women choosing abortion. NARAL educates Americans about reproductive rights and health issues, elects pro-choice candidates, and lobbies in Congress and state legislatures for pro-choice policies. 

National Academy of Sciences (www.nas.edu)

The STD forum on the NAS site is intended to generate discussion regarding the findings of The Hidden Epidemic as well as STD prevention in general.
See also:  Institute of Medicine

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (www.teenpregnancy.org)

The mission of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is to improve the life prospects of this generation and the next — and, in particular, to reduce child poverty — by influencing cultural values and building a more effective grassroots movement.  The Campaign’s goal is to reduce the teen pregnancy rate by one-third between 1996 and 2005.

National Center for Education Statistics (nces.ed.gov)

NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.

National Center for Health Statistics (www.cdc.gov/nchs)

NCHS is the Federal Government’s principal vital and health statistics agency. Since 1960, when the National Office of Vital Statistics and the National Health Survey merged to form NCHS, the agency has provided a wide variety of data with which to monitor the Nation’s health.

NCHS data systems include data on vital events as well as information on health status, lifestyle and exposure to unhealthy influences, the onset and diagnosis of illness and disability, and the use of health care. These data are used by policymakers in Congress and the Administration, by medical researchers, and by others in the health community.

National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) (www.nfprha.org)

NFPRHA is a non-profit organization dedicated to assuring access to voluntary, comprehensive and culturally sensitive family planning and reproductive health care services and to support reproductive freedom for all.

National Governors’ Association (www.nga.org)

Through NGA, the Governors identify priority issues and deal collectively with issues of public policy and governance at both the national and state levels. The association’s mission is to provide a forum for Governors to exchange views and experiences among themselves; assistance in solving state focused problems; information on state innovations and practices; and a bipartisan forum for Governors to establish, influence, and implement policy on national issues.

National Organization for Women (NOW) (www.now.org)

NOW is dedicated to making legal, political, social and economic change in our society in order to achieve NOW’s goal, which is to eliminate sexism and end all oppression.  NOW strives to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the work-place, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion ,birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism, and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society. NOW achieves its goals through direct mass actions (including marches, rallies, pickets counter-demonstrations,non-violent civil disobedience), intensive lobbying, grassroots political organizing and litigation (including class action law suits).

Office of Population Affairs, DHHS (opa.osophs.dhhs.gov)

The Office of Population Affairs (OPA), within the Office of Public Health and Science of the Department of Health and Human Service, provides resources and policy advice on population, family planning, reproductive health, and adolescent pregnancy issues. OPA also administers two grant programs, the national Family Planning Program, authorized under Title X of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) and the Adolescent Family Life Program, authorized under Title XX of the PHSA.

Packard Foundation (www.packard.org)

The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the following broad program areas: conservation; population; science; children, families, and communities; arts; and organizational effectiveness and philanthropy. The Foundation provides national and international grants, and also has a special focus on the Northern California Counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey.

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) (www.paho.org)

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with almost 100 years of experience working to improve health and living standards of the people of the Americas. It enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system, serving as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization, and as the health organization of the Inter-American System.

Panos Institute (www.panos.org.uk)

Panos is an international non-profit institute working with partners worldwide to stimulate informed public and policy debate and build media capacities on developing country issues. It publishes reports and media briefing documents.

Pathfinder International (www.pathfind.org)

For over 40 years, Pathfinder International has been dedicated to improving the lives of women and families throughout the developing world by supporting high quality family planning and reproductive health services. Pioneering the delivery of family planning services, often in challenging or even hostile circumstances, Pathfinder has made a major contribution to the expansion of reproductive health care worldwide. As a result, women and children are living healthier and longer lives.

PDQ Explore (www.pdq.com)

A commercial data system being developed by Public Data Queries Inc. It provides easy and fast access to large microdata census and survey data sets including the 1980, 1990 PUMS, the 1850-1990 Integrated PUMS, and recent CPS and GSS files.

Planned Parenthood Federation of American (PPFA) (www.plannedparenthood.org)

Founded in 1916, Planned Parenthood is the world’s largest and oldest voluntary family planning organization.  Planned Parenthood is dedicated to the principles that every individual has a fundamental right to decide when or whether to have a child, and that every child should be wanted and loved.

Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) (www.ppnyc.org)

PPNYC’s mission is to protect women’s reproductive rights and maintain their access to safe, effective and confidential care. PPNYC pursues these goals through its state-of-the-art clinical services, education and professional training, and advocacy.
See also:  Othmer Institute (www.othmerinstitute.org)

Population Action International (PAI) (www.populationaction.org)

PAI fosters the development of U.S. and international policy on urgent population issues through an integrated program of policy research, public education and political advocacy. PAI reaches out to government leaders and opinion makers through the dissemination of strategic, action-oriented publications, broader efforts to inform public opinion, and coalitions with other development, reproductive health and environmental organizations.

Population Association of America (PAA) (www.popassoc.org)

PAA is a nonprofit, scientific professional organization established to promote the improvement, advancement and progress of the human race through research of problems related to human population.  PAA members include demographers, sociologists, economists, public health professionals, and other individuals interested in research and education in the population field.

Population Concern (www.populationconcern.org.uk)

A UK-based organization which seeks to advance the rights of people around the world – especially women and young people – to free informed reproductive health choice through services and education.

Population Connection (www.populationconnection.org)

Formerly Zero Population Growth (ZPG), Population Connection is a national nonprofit organization working to slow population growth and achieve a sustainable balance between the Earth’s people and its resources. Population Connection seeks to protect the environment and ensure a high quality of life for present and future generations. Population Connection’s education and advocacy programs aim to influence public policies, attitudes, and behavior on national and global population issues and related concerns.

Population Council (www.popcouncil.org)

The Population Council’s mission is to improve the wellbeing and reproductive health of current and future generations and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources.  The Council is an international, nonprofit institution that conducts research on three fronts: biomedical, social science, and public health. This research—and the information it produces—helps change the way people think about problems related to reproductive health and population growth.

Population Index (popindex.princeton.edu)

Population Index, published since 1935, is the primary reference tool to the world’s population literature. It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other material on population topics. Search Population Index. The entire published database for 1986-1999 (Volumes 52-65) is available on-line and can be searched by author, subject matter, geographical region, and year of publication.

Population Institute (www.populationinstitute.org)

Is the world’s largest independent, non-profit, education organization dedicated exclusively to achieving a more equitable balance between the world’s population, environment and resources. Established in 1969, the Institute, with members in 172 countries is headquartered on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Population Reference Bureau (www.prb.org)

The Washington-based Population Reference Bureau (PRB) provides information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications.

See also:  Population Reference Bureau’s Population Information Site (www.popnet.org)

PopNet is a resource for population information. With PopNet, you can search the most comprehensive directory of population-related Web sites available--by topic or keyword, by organization, or through PopNet’s world regions map. PopNet presents information on population topics such as Demographic Statistics, Economics, Education, Environment, Gender, Policy and Reproductive Health. Its resources include Web sites produced by Government and International Organizations, Non-governmental Organizations, University Centers, and Associations and Listserves.

Population Research Institute (PRI) at Penn State University (www.pop.psu.edu)

The site includes working papers online. The Population Research Institute provides an organizational setting for interdisciplinary population research and training. The institute includes more than fifty research associates and sixty-five graduate students from thirteen different departments in the social and agricultural sciences and in health-related fields.

Rockefeller Foundation (www.rockfound.org)

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) (www.siecus.org)
SIECUS is a 35 year old nonprofit organization dedicated to affirming that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of life.  SIECUS develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices. 

Society for Adolescent Medicine (www.adolescenthealth.org)

A multidisciplinary organization of professionals committed to improving the physical and psychosocial health and well being of all adolescents.

Sociometrics (www.socio.com)

Sociometrics Corporation is a research and development firm specializing in social science research applications. Information on Sociometrics data archives and useful social science and data links.

STAT-USA (www.stat-usa.gov)

STAT-USA/Internet, a service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the site for the U.S. business, economic and trade community, providing authoritative information from the Federal government.

United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) (www.unaids.org)

As the main advocate for global action on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS leads, strengthens and supports an expanded response aimed at preventing the transmission of HIV, providing care and support, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS, and alleviating the impact of the epidemic.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (www.unesco.org)

The main objective of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) (www.usaid.gov)

The U.S Agency for International Development is the U.S. federal government agency that implements America’s foreign economic and humanitarian assistance programs.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (www.unfpa.org)

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, helps developing countries find solutions to their population problems. UNFPA began operations in 1969. It is the largest international source of population assistance. About a quarter of all population assistance from donor nations to developing countries is channelled through UNFPA. The Fund has three main programme areas: Reproductive Health including Family Planning and Sexual Health, Population and Development Strategies and Advocacy.Technical and advocacy reports, documents from the International Conference on Population and Development, job listings and related links.

Urban Institute (www.urban.org)
The Urban Institute is a nonprofit policy research organization established in Washington, D.C., in 1968. The Institute’s goals are to sharpen thinking about society’s problems and efforts to solve them, improve government decisions and their implementation, and increase citizens’ awareness about important public choices.

World Bank (www.worldbank.org)

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World Health Organization (www.who.int)

Information on the major programs of the WHO, regional office contact information, publications and data, press releases and newsletters, international travel and health information, job postings and staff contacts as well as links to other, related sites.