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Data, Stats & Tests
- You can find a myriad of information here about local, national and international statistics (left); as well as policy and legislation (right) on healthcare, social services social welfare.
- Don't forget to check out the Policy Analysis tab for analysis and research papers by major think tanks. Keep in mind that some of these organizations may have a bias.
Texas State and Local Resources
Dartmouth Atlas Of Health Care
Documenting glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians.
Adoption & Foster Care Statistics
Case-level information on all children in foster care and those who have been adopted with title IV-E agency involvement.
State of the World's Children
The State of the World's Children, closely examines a key issue affecting children. The report includes supporting data and statistics and is available in French and Spanish language versions.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Collects, analyzes, and publishes information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
Policy, Law & Think Tanks
Social Work Policy Institute
Examines issues that relate to the work of social workers, including how to serve people who have multiple or complex needs and how public agencies deliver health and human services.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
A comprehensive digital library of public policy research containing over 30,000 documents.
National Institute of Justice
Dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science.
A nonpartisan news and information site devoted to encouraging civic participation. Their mission is to provide information about public policy issues and tips on effective advocacy so that citizens can make their voices heard.
National Academy for State Health Policy
An independent academy of state health policymakers dedicated to helping states achieve excellence in health policy and practice. A non-profit and non-partisan organization.
Education Commission of the States
Conducts research, delivers reports and provides expert counsel on the full spectrum of education policy issues.
Funding & Grants
A comprehensive resource to search, apply, track and learn about all kinds of federal grants.
NIH - Office of Extramural Research
The National Institute of Health Funding opportunity is a resource created to support biomedical research.