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

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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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Writing regarding the Committee’s upcoming consideration of the Fiscal Year 2017 Commerce, Science, Justice (CJS) Appropriations bill. Despite funding the Census Bureau and National ...

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We all agree that funding focused on the virus’ epidemiology, vector control and vaccine development to combat this emergent public health threat are essential. However, research into ...

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We are pleased to provide comments on Healthier Lives Through Behavioral and Social Sciences Research: A Strategic Plan for the National Institutes of Health's Office of Behavioral ...

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The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) has long been the principal source of information on the health of the civilian  noninstitutionalized population of the United States. Because ...

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The Senate and House Appropriations Committees recently completed work on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies bill, which funds the Census Bureau and National Science ...

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The Senate is currently considering H.R. 2578, the Fiscal Year 2017 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill. The CJS bill funds the Census Bureau and the National Science ...

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As you work to enact final spending legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2017, the undersigned members of the Friends of NCHS urge you to protect NCHS’s budget from further cuts and provide ...

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The 168 undersigned organizations and institutions representing patients and caregivers, health providers and clinicians, faculty and students, scientists, policy professionals, employers, ...

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As you consider the next steps for the FY 2017 budget, we, the undersigned individuals and organizations representing education research scientists, institutions, organizations, deans, ...

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We are pleased to offer comments in response to the review of the NSF strategic plan for 2014-18
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PAA and APC congratulates you on producing a bipartisan, ambitious Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bill. As you and your staff deliberate ...

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With the likelihood that Congress will not complete action on all appropriations bills before Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 starts on October 1st, we are writing to express our deep concern ...

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The 229 undersigned members of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research write to thank you for your leadership in championing sustained, real growth in medical research funding, and to ...

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Letter to President-Elect Trump - we congratulate you on your election and look forward to working with your new Administration. During this transition period, we want to raise several ...

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PAA signed an October 3 letter  to the Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Tabak, urging the agency to work with the research community to address the expansive ...

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PAA is pleased to join other national and state organizations in opposing the realignment of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. In August, PAA signed letters ...

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The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is the nation’s principal health statistics agency. Housed within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it provides ...

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As you consider appropriations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, the undersigned 166 national, state, and local medical, public health, and research organizations write to ask you to provide ...

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PAA cosigned these letters to the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, ...

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Thank you, Chairman Blunt, Ranking Member Murray, and other distinguished members of the Subcommittee, for this opportunity to express support for the National Institutes of Health ...

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Thank you, Chairman Shelby, Ranking Member Shaheen, and other distinguished members of the subcommittee, for this opportunity to express support for the Census Bureau and the National ...

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Thank you, Chairman Serrano, Ranking Member Aderholt, and other distinguished members of the Subcommittee, for this opportunity to express support for the Census Bureau and the National ...

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The 144 undersigned organizations representing patients, health professionals, hospitals, scientists, patients, employers, and insurers strongly oppose the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Labor, Health ...

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Thank you for the opportunity to offer our perspective on the status and future of federal support for scientific research as the committee begins the process of drafting legislation ...

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Thank you, Chairman Delauro and Ranking Member Cole for this opportunity to express support for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), ...

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Demographic, or population, researchers rely on funding from a number of federal agencies to conduct their research. In return, policymakers rely on the research and data produced by ...

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Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Priorities for PAA and APC
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January 2019 - 1) Secure robust funding for agencies supporting populations sciences, 2) Defend infrastructure of agencies supporting population sciences, 3) Support successful conduct ...

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The Population Association of America and Association of Population Centers are two affiliated organizations that represent over 3,000 population scientists—including demographers, ...

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On behalf of the over 3,000 members of the Population Association of America (PAA) and more than 40 population research centers nationwide comprising the Association of Population Centers ...

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Thank you for the opportunity to offer our perspective on the status and future of federal support for scientific research as the committee begins the process of drafting legislation ...