The POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU informs people around the
world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that
information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.
inform empower advance
PRB informs people around the world and in PRB empowers people—researchers, journal- PRB works to advance the well-being of current
the United States about issues related to popu- ists, policymakers, and educators—to use and future generations. Toward that end, we
lation, health, and the environment. To do this, information about population, health, and the analyze data and research, disseminate infor-
we transform technical data and research into environment to encourage action. mation, and empower people to use that infor-
accurate, easy-to-understand information. Information alone can be powerful. Frequently, mation in order to inform policymaking.
Innovative Tools. PRB’s wallcharts, including however, people have knowledge but lack the While the numbers of publications created or
the World Population Data Sheet and the Map of tools needed to communicate it effectively to workshops conducted are one way to measure
Persistent Child Poverty in the U.S., are search- decisionmakers. PRB builds coalitions and PRB’s work, the creation of evidence-based pol-
able via our DataFinder web tool and make conducts trainings in the United States and icies, increased demand for health services, and
accurate demographic information accessible throughout the developing world to share tech- active coalitions are better gauges of progress
to a wide audience. niques to inform policy. toward positive social change.
Inﬂuential Reports. Health workers in the devel- Journalist Networks. Since 1996, PRB has Evidence-Based Policies. PRB provides analy-
oping world use PRB’s report on cervical cancer shared techniques for fact-based, reproductive sis for the KIDS COUNT Data Book, an annual
prevention, created in collaboration with the health reporting with a network of West African report card on the well-being of children and
global health nonproﬁt PATH, to design suc- editors. The Pop’Médiafrique program, one of families in the United States, that has helped
cessful screening programs. PRB and the Rus- several PRB journalist networks, has improved promote the passage of several U.S. policies,
sell Sage Foundation published The American news coverage and increased demand for fam- including the State Children’s Health Insur-
People: Census 2000, 14 reports that describe ily planning in the region. ance Program.
America in the year 2000. Policy Communications Training. Over the past Increased Demand for Health Services. Infor-
Unbiased Policy Analysis. For more than ﬁve years, PRB has trained nearly 500 advocates, mation broadcast by women radio journalists
20 years, PRB has hosted a monthly seminar health professionals, and government workers who attended PRB’s reproductive health work-
series focused on the policy implications of in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. For example, shop in Senegal has increased local demand for
population issues including the color line in participants in a workshop in Madagascar family planning and health services.
American society and HIV/AIDS in India. learned how to develop a fact sheet for policy- Active Coalitions. PRB worked with local groups
makers to explain the complex linkages between
Online Resources. PRB’s website offers full in the Philippines to establish a national coali-
text of all PRB publications, including our population, health, and the environment. tion that helps decisionmakers understand
respected Population Bulletins and web-exclu- Data Workshops. PRB’s data workshops assist the impact of population on the environment
sive data and analysis on world issues ranging the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT through events such as an International Earth
from aging to family planning. Our Center for network in using vital data about the status of Day celebration near the endangered Pasig
Public Information on Population Research children in the United States. Workshop partici- River in Manila.
puts new population research ﬁndings into pants take away the knowledge needed to access
context for journalists and policymakers. data about their particular state and communi-
cate with policymakers.
PRB’s World Population Data Sheet is used around the world and is widely considered to be the most accurate source of infor-
mation on population. If you value the Data Sheet and are among the tens of thousands of people who eagerly anticipate its
publication each year, please consider making a contribution to PRB. Your donation will help ensure that PRB can maintain its
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