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PAA and APC are pleased to submit comments in response to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Request for Information (RFI) (NOT-OD-21-066), “Inviting Comments and Suggestions to Advance ...

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PAA signed the Friends of NCHS Fiscal Year 2022 funding recommendation along with 30 other national organizations that support providing the agency with $200 million.

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PAA and APC joined a sign-on letter in support of $50 million in funding to the CDC and NIH in FY2022 to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention. ...

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The Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announces the release of the 7th Edition of its flagship report Principles ...

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The Population Association of America and Association of Population Centers stand in solidarity with the Asian American community during this difficult time and grieve the senseless ...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly revealed that the US healthcare system is at a breaking point, and our nation’s goals of a system that ensures access to high quality healthcare for ...

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PAA, APC, and 118 other organizations signed on to letters of support for at least $500 million in funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

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PAA & APC submitted comments to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in response to a request from the agency for broad input as it looks to begin updating its strategic plan.

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PAA & APC, American Statistical Association and Others Advocate for a New School Pulse Survey at Dept. of Education to Measure Impact of Pandemic on Education & Learning. New Data Collection ...

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PAA and APC sign on to letter urging the Census Bureau to take action to "fulfill the objectives of the Charter for the Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, ...

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PAA and APC have sent a letter to the Biden transition team regarding our priorities for the next Administration. This letter includes several sections including:




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The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF), representing more than 130 scientific societies, universities and independent research entities, recently shared its priorities with ...

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December 7, 2020 -- PAA and APC are pleased NIH has developed a strategic plan to help guide the significant resources that have been directed at the agency. Further, we are pleased ...

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As you work to finalize the FY 2021 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, the undersigned members of the CDC Coalition and other supporting ...

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The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), located at the Department of Commerce, the principal statistical agency providing accurate, objective and comprehensive data about the nation’s ...

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PAA and APC signed onto a letter thanking Majority Leader Hoyer and Reps. Connolly and Maloney for introducing the “Saving the Civil Service Act” to reverse the “Executive Order on ...

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PAA and APC writing to express concerns regarding a proposed rule recently issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), “Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an ...

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PAA and APC have endorsed AERA/NAEd Statement in Support of Anti-Racist Education. The evidence suggests that addressing issues of race and racism requires a level of candor not often ...

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October 14, 2020 -- As the presidents of the Population Association of America (PAA) and the Association of Population Centers (APC), which together represent over 3,000 population ...

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PAA applauds action the United States Senate took on September 18 to pass a bill that will fund critical federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health , in fiscal year ...

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December 12, 2018


We are writing to you as representatives of organizations whose members include census data users from the public, private, and academic sectors to communicate ...

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Testimony in Support of Funding Census and NSF in 2020


PAA testifies to House Commerce, Justice, Science, Appropriations Subcommittee in support of funding Census Bureau and National ...

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PAA/APC testimony to House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee in support of funding for the National Institutes pf Health, National Center for ...

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PAA endorsed the attached letter to OMB Director Russell Vought about the recent changes to diversity training program requirements for Federal employees and contractors. 



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The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated how a pandemic can quickly evolve from a medical and infectious disease emergency to a broad-scale economic and public health disaster. Population ...

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PAA and APC contacted UNICAMP to express concern regarding a recent decision announced by the Board of Directors of the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) to close its Demography ...

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We send Secretary Ross the attached letter on behalf of the presidents of the Population Association of America, American Statistical Association, and Association of Population Centers.  ...

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PAA and APC signed this letter endorsing a bill introduced by Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) in support of COVID related research funding at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ...

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In general, we view the draft legislation very favorably. We are particularly pleased to see robust and increasing funding levels that would effectively double the funding for NSF over ...

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Nearly 180 organizations and institutions that joined the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research sign-on letter, urging negotiators to work quickly to “finalize a bipartisan agreement and ...

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As the presidents of the Population Association of America (PAA) and the Association of Population Centers (APC), we strongly oppose the Administration’s ill-conceived decision to abandon ...

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As the presidents of the Population Association of America and the Association of Population Centers, we strongly oppose President Trump’s recent Presidential Memorandum that would ...

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July 17, 2020 — As the presidents of the Population Association of America and the Association of Population Centers, we are alarmed by recent guidance issued by the Department of Health ...

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As the presidents of the Population Association of America and the Association of Population Centers, we join leaders of other scientific societies in expressing our opposition to plans ...

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Population scientists, such as demographers, sociologists, economists, in the public, private, and academic sectors rely on decennial census data to conduct an array of scientific and ...

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As the presidents of the Population Association of America and Association of Population Centers, we want to express how profoundly recent events have affected us as individuals, the ...

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On January 22, 2018, PAA President Wendy Manning and APC President Steve Ruggles sent this letter to White House official, Ms. Neomi Rao, expressing concern about inaction on possible ...

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Population Association of America joins hundreds of organizations to urge Congress to pass a budget agreement and raise the federal budget caps in Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021.
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Writing to express our concern regarding a request from Department of Justice to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
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PAA joined related organizations thanking the House Committee on Appropriations and Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies for including $165 ...

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July 17, 2020. The undersigned organizations write with urgency to strongly recommend that the administration immediately reverse its decision to bypass the Centers for Disease Control ...

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PAA/APC Join Hundreds of U.S. & International Orgs Urging White House to Support WHO to not only to stop the spread of COVID-19, but also to help strengthen the global public health ...

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Response to the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) Request for Information: Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications, Data and Code Resulting From Federally ...

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PAA and APC write to reiterate  interests in the Census Bureau’s efforts to implement a new Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS) and to urge the agency to release at least one more set ...

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Members and affiliates of The Census project request Congress support for $1.681 billion for the Census Bureau, with $1.392 billion for the Periodic Censuses and Programs account and ...

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May 22, 2020, 196 LEAD Coalition member organizations and allies wrote to Congress urging that the FY 2021 appropriations bills include substantial increases in funding to strengthen ...

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Members and affiliates of The Census Project urge Senate to include supplemental funding to help the Census Bureau cover costs related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its conduct ...

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Report Prepared for the Committee on Population Statistics, Population Association of America, October 2007


Vital and health statistics have been a core concern of demography since ...

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PAA joins undersigned organizations requesting the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, considers $89 million for the Research, Evaluation, ...

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Multisociety letter standing united in a spirit of diversity and inclusion and offer our support for people of Asian ancestry, rejecting efforts to ascribe fault for the pandemic, and ...

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PAA joins 371 organizations supporting the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill (Labor-HHS) – thank you for increasing ...

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Writing in response to the Office of Management and Budget’s request for comments on considerations for additional measures of poverty developed by the Interagency Technical Working ...

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Thank you for your strong support of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) through the FY20 level of $108 million. We appreciate the additional funding that enables BEA to carry out ...

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As you consider appropriations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, the undersigned 200 national, state, and local medical, public health, and research organizations write to ask you to provide ...

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PAA writes to Speaker Pelosi and Leaders McConnell, McCarthy and Schumer regarding prospective federal intervention to support targeted industries impacted by the coronavirus (COVID19) ...

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The undersigned 153 members of the CDC Coalition and other supporting state and national organizations urge you to provide at least $7.8 billion for the Centers for Disease Control ...

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We write today to draw attention to three issues. First, we ask you to prioritize the filling of BLS leadership positions. Second, as a related matter, we are concerned about the Department’s ...

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As you conference the FY18 CJS appropriations bill, we the undersigned organizations write to convey our strong support of $105.4 million for the FY18 budget of the Bureau of Economic Analysis ...

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On behalf of the undersigned organizations dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the nation’s children, we write to thank you for including $165 million in funding for the Environmental ...

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We are pleased to respond to the notice in the March 1, 2017 Federal Register requesting comments on potential revisions of the OMB’s standards on race and ethnicity that would replace ...

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The undersigned 182 members of the CDC Coalition and other supporting state and national organizations urge you to provide at least $7.8 billion for the Centers for Disease Control ...

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We thank you for recognizing and responding decisively in the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) appropriations bills to address the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia ...

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November 15, 2017


Dear Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi:


The undersigned organizations represent a broad spectrum of scientific and engineering societies. Together ...

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As this Administration nears the end of its first year, we the undersigned science, engineering and higher education  organizations are writing to respectfully request your assistance ...

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Writing to urge Congress to allocate at least $300 million above the funding level for the Census Bureau in the FY 2018 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill (H.R. 3267), which ...

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On May 26th, 2017, PAA and the Association of Population Centers sent a letter to President Trump urging him to appoint a new Census Bureau Director.

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We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to express our interests in a specific clause contained in your proposed legislation, H.R. 482, the Local Zoning and Property Rights Protection ...

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Writing to reiterate our organizations’ support for strong leadership at the U.S. Census Bureau.
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On October 27, 2017, PAA joined almost 30 other scientific societies in sending the leadership of the National Institutes of Health a letter, expressing concern about the effect of ...

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The 2,000 undersigned national, state, and local organizations urge you to help ensure adequate funding for programs funded through annual appropriations, by continuing the bipartisan ...

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As the new Administration and 115th Congress begin, the 260 undersigned members of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research urge you to enact without further delay a final fiscal year ...

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As you deliberate final funding and policy decisions in both the anticipated continuing resolution (CR) and final FY 2017 omnibus spending measure, we want to share our views regarding ...

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We are pleased to comment on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) revisions to the Common Rule (HHS-OPHS-2015-008). Overall, we are very pleased with the proposed revisions to ...

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The undersigned members of the Friends of NCHS respectfully request $170 million in budget authority for the agency, $10 million more than FY 2016 and the president’s FY 2017 request. ...

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As you draft the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) appropriations legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2017, the undersigned members of the Friends ...

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Funding Request: a total of at least $1 billion for family planning and reproductive health programs, both bilateral and multilateral, with funding provided from the Global Health Programs ...

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The undersigned health care, public health, scientific organizations and research universities representing over 1 million members across the country urge you to end the dramatic chilling ...

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We are writing to respond to the latest request for comments on the proposed questionnaire redesign of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). We first want to commend the efforts ...

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