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Tips for Finding & Exploring Educational/Policy/Advocacy sites
- Whether the group is an educational/policy group, advocacy organization, or professional association, be sure to read the section of its web site that describes the mission and goals of the group. This is usually an "About us," link.
- Most educational/think tank/policy sites will have an "Issues" our "Topics" link-be sure to check this out.
- To find advocacy groups, think about trade or professional associations that may be invested in health care.
- Once you find an advocacy organization, look for links on its
website to "news alerts,", "legislation or legislative action,"
Center for American Progress (CAP)_
Research and educational programs that support "progressive ideas and actions."
Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
CEPR conducts both professional research and public education. The professional research is oriented towards filling important gaps in the understanding of particular economic and social problems, or the impact of specific policies.
Center for Immigration Studies
The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in
1985. It is the nation's only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social,demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States.
Center for Women and Work, SMLR Rutgers
“Research and programs that promote gender equity, a high skill economy, and reconciliation of work and well-being for all.”
Economic Policy Institute (EPI)
EPI is a well-known progressive think tank which publishes research and analysis on employment and public policy issues. Many of their publications and articles, plus data and graphs on employment and wage demographics, are available on their web site.
Employment Policy Research Network (EPRN)
Sponsored by LERA, the Labor and Employment Reasearch Association, EPRN seeks to communicate current research on employmemt by economists, sociologists, labor relations scholars, etc. to policy makers and the media.
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
IWPR conducts research related to women’s economic and social needs and status; findings are disseminated, often for free, through this web site.
Institute on Race and Poverty (Univ. of Minnesota)
IRP investigates the ways that policies and practices disproportionately affect people of color and the disadvantaged.
Pew Research Center
The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the word. Its work is carried out by eight projects, which include Pew Hispanic Center (http://pewhispanic.org/) and the Social & Demographic Trends project (http://pewsocialtrends.org/).