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Bureau of Labor Statistics
Includes data on the economy, inflation and spending, employment, earnings, workplace safety, and productivity.

Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan research organization and policy institute that conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs, with an emphasis on those affecting low- and moderate-income people.

Center for Law and Social Policy
CLASP is a national non-profit organization with expertise in both law and policy affecting the poor. Through education, policy research and advocacy, CLASP seeks to improve the economic security of low-income families with children and secure access for low-income persons to our civil justice system.

Chester County Health and Human Services
For information on health and human services programs in Chester County, visit the Official Chester County website. This site is home to the Chester County Health Department and the Chester County Human Services Department.

Coalition on Human Needs
CHN is an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. The Coalition’s members include civil rights, religious, labor and professional organizations and those concerned with the well being of children, women, the elderly and people with disabilities.

Community Builders
This site is an interactive electronic clearing house for everyone involved in community level social, economic and environmental renewal including community leaders, community & government workers, volunteers, program managers, academics, policy makers, youth and seniors.

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Serving the Greater Philadelphia region for over 30 years, DVRPC works to foster regional cooperation in a nine-county, two state area. City, county and state representatives work together to address key issues, including transportation, land use, environmental protection and economic development. DVRPC provides services to member governments and others through planning analysis, data collection, and mapping services.

Institute for Women's Policy Research
IWPR is a public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and their families. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, the economic and social aspects of health care and domestic violence, and women's civic and political participation.

Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation
A nonprofit, nonpartisan social policy research organization, dedicated to learning what works to improve the well-being of low-income people.

Montgomery County Health Department
The mission of the Health Department is to promote, protect and preserve the health of people who live and work in Montgomery County. Accordingly, departmental programs focus on: 1. Promoting behavioral practices to prevent and reduce the incidence of hea

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Offers important program and policy information concerning the state of Pennsylvania in the areas of: Health Planning and Assessment (includes links to data & statistics), Public Health Programs, and Quality Assurance. Also provides general information on state health issues.

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
DPW oversees all Children, Youth & Families, Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Income Maintenance, Medical Assistance and Social Program issues in the Commonwealth. The DPW website features about these programs, including information on eligibility requirements and statistics related to income maintenance and Medical Assistance.

Philadelphia City Planning Commission
PCPC is responsible for guiding the orderly growth and development of the City of Philadelphia. The PCPC website includes demographic and socioeconomic data for the city of Philadelphia, maps of Philadelphia, including recent 2000 U.S. Census maps, PCPC publications, and links to other planning resources.

Philadelphia Department of Public Health
This website offers easy access to a variety of services provided by the PDPH. These include: planning and analysis, information regarding the eight neighborhood health care centers that provide primary care, specialty care and public health care services; maternal and child health services; environmental problems, including air pollution and lead poisoning; inspection of restaurants and other food establishments; information regarding a Center to treat STD’s; information on communicable disease prevention and treatment, including a tuberculosis control program; HIV/AIDS prevention, education and care services; mental health and mental retardation services; drug and alcohol abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment services; a link to the Medical Examiner’s Office; and information regarding the Philadelphia Nursing Home and health care services at the Riverview Home for the Aged.

Philadelphia Police Department Crime Statistics
This site contains data on the number of crime reports in Philadelphia murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft.

Poverty Guidelines, Research and Measurement

Project Vote Smart
Their web site provides instant access to a database on candidates and issues along with presidential candidate speeches (searchable by keyword and phrase), our publications (full text), youth inclusion program (where you can match your issue responses with those of the candidates) and links to all the best sites on the Internet with government and political information. You can even register to vote or find out who your candidates are by putting in your ZIP code.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Provides information on current, federal-level news and public affairs, research, policy, and data. Also provides a link to "healthfinder," a specialized search engine, linking the user to health information on a variety of diseases/conditions, current news, libraries, on-line journals, databases, and demographic subgroups.

Urban Institute
A nonprofit policy research organization whose 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.

Welfare Information Network
This site is a clearinghouse for information, policy analysis & technical assistance on welfare reform.

Women's Policy, Inc
WPI is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide information services to congressional offices, policy advocates, the media, the business community, and educational institutions on congressional actions important to women and families.

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