Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy
In June 2000, the Alpha Center and the Association for Health Services Research merged to form the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy. Includes information on publications and web links to related sites of interest.
Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
The mission of the Institute is to promote a free society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by Christian principles. Located in Grand Rapids.
American Association of School Administrators
AASA, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for over 16,500 educational leaders across North America and in many other countries. The four major focus areas for AASA are:
- Improving the condition of children and youth
- Preparing schools and school systems for the 21st century
- Connecting schools and communities
- Enhancing the quality and effectiveness of school leaders
American Civil Rights Institute
The American Civil Rights Institute, founded by Ward Connerly in 1997, is a national anti-affirmative action organization created to educate the public about racial and gender preferences. Based in Sacramento, California, ACRI's initial focus is on monitoring implementation and legal action on California's Proposition 209.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
AEI, founded in 1943, sponsors original research on government policy, the American economy, and American politics. AEI research aims to preserve and to strengthen the foundations of a free society, limited government, competitive private enterprise, vital cultural and political institutions, and vigilant defense through rigorous inquiry, debate, and writing. The Institute is home to some of America's most renowned economists, legal scholars, political scientists, and foreign policy specialists. AEI is an independent, nonpartisan organization financed by tax-deductible contributions from corporations, foundations, and individuals.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State - is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving church-state separation to ensure religious freedom for all Americans.
Annenberg Public Policy Center
U. of Pennsylvania center that researches political communication, information and society, media and the developing child, health communication, and adolescent risk. It is the home of FactCheck.org
The Aspen Institute
An international nonprofit educational institution dedicated to enhancing the quality of leadership through informed dialogue. It convenes people who represent diverse viewpoints and backgrounds from business, labor, government, the professions, the arts, and the nonprofit sector to relate timeless ideas and values to the foremost challenges facing societies, organizations, and individuals. Be sure to check out the Policy programs section which examines such current issues as the information and communications revolution, international issues, the future of the world economy, population and consumption, rural economic policy, domestic issues, philanthropy, and energy and resources.
The Brookings Institution is the nation's oldest think tank. A private, independent, nonprofit research organization, Brookings seeks to improve the performance of American institutions, the effectiveness of government programs, and the quality of U.S. public policies. It addresses current and emerging policy challenges and offers practical recommendations for dealing with them, expressed in language that is accessible to policy makers and the general public alike.
A nonpartisan public policy research foundation. The Institute undertakes an extensive publications program dealing with the complete spectrum of policy issues, including the federal budget, Social Security, monetary policy, natural resource policy, military spending, regulation, NATO, international trade. Current topics of interest include:
Center for Defense Information (CDI)
Founded in 1972 as an independent monitor of the military, the CDI is a private, nongovernmental, research organization. Its directors and staff believe that strong social, economic, political, and military components and a healthy environment contribute equally to the nation's security. CDI seeks realistic and cost effective military spending without excess expenditures for weapons and policies that increase the danger of war. CDI supports adequate defense by evaluating our defense needs and how best to meet them without wasteful spending or compromising our national security.
Center for Democracy and Technology
A non-profit which tracks legislation and policy issues involving the government and the Internet. Issues covered include:
(1) Free Expression (2) Consumer Privacy (3) Security & Freedom (4) Digital Copyright (5) Standards & Governance-(6) International (7) Open Government.
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.
Established in 1995 as a non-profit, non-partisan policy and resource center affiliated with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Focuses on medicare and managed care public policy issues. Provides online publications as well as links to other organizations tracking such issues.
Center for Immigration Studies
Instantaneous and open in its accessibility, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) Web site is the product of a nonprofit, nonpartisan (although politically conservative) think tank founded in 1985 to study the economic, social, demographic, and fiscal impacts of population movements on the US. It is forthright in propounding its mission to foster a national policy seeking low immigration, point out the hidden costs of illegal immigration, and engender "a warmer welcome for those admitted." Its green, eye-friendly, home page lists one column of full text, daily updates of newspaper articles with headlines such as "Immigrants Exploited" and "Marriage for Citizenship Scam." Another column offers more reflective Common Topics in Immigration postings, such as current numbers, assimilation and citizenship, population and environment, and guest workers. This is the locus for many of the center's publications by sometimes-judgmental authors Mark Krikorian, Steven Camarota, David Simcox, and Leon Bouvier. In addition to links to a few outside Web sites, such as those of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, US State Department, and UN, there are features such as Ask CIS Your Immigration Questions; a search mechanism through CIS archives by word, phrase, or title; and a What's New at the Center roster of recent events. CIS also offers two free discussion groups for those who wish to keep apprised of this controversial public policy topic. This site is lively, timely, and bold, offering the viewpoint of (some) native-born and settled naturalized Americans, but not of those seeking refuge and opportunity in the Western world's largest democracy. It is best used by more sophisticated researchers than undergraduates. F. J. Augustyn Jr., Library of Congress, Choice Review, April 2003.
Center for Individual Rights
Conservative organization. Public policy focus topics include: civil rights/affirmative action, free speech/political correctness, sexual harassment, etc.
Center for International Private Enterprise
The Center for International Private Enterprise is a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. CIPE has supported more than 1,000 local initiatives in over 100 developing countries, involving the private sector in policy advocacy and institutional reform, improving governance, and building understanding of market-based democratic systems. CIPE provides management assistance, practical experience, and financial support to local organizations to strengthen their capacity to implement democratic and economic reforms. CIPE programs are also supported through the United States Agency for International Development.
The Center For Investigative Reporting (CIR)
Founded 40 years ago in the San Francisco Bay Area, CIR is a nonprofit that has partnered for years with other outlets to reach a wide audience in print, on television, on radio and online. It collaborates with PRX Radio to produce Reveal, the investigative radio program and podcast. The Reveal website is now home to all of CIRs investigative content.
Center for Public Integrity
An early player in the nonprofit investigative space, CPI has been around for close to 30 years. Its reporters have won dozens of journalism awards, including a Pulitzer in 2014, for its investigations of money in politics, national security, health care reform, business and the environment.
Center for Responsive Politics
Opensecrets.org is the web site of the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan, non-profit research group which tracks money in politics and its effect on elections and public policy. The Center’s work is aimed at creating a more educated voter, an involved citizenry, and a more responsive government.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)--a public policy research institution that covers every major geographic region in the world--generates strategic analysis, brings together important policymakers, and develops policy action commissions. This extensive CSIS Website provides institutional information, a directory of CSIS experts, analysis of international current events, summaries of numerous research projects, a list of publications, and Washington Quarterly, the full-text journal of the CSIS.
Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress
Provides Presidential Studies Quarterly online plus web links to related sites of interest.
Center for Studying Health System Change
Includes Issue Briefs and Data Briefs releasing early results from various surveys and an order form for additional publications. Also provides web links to other health sites.
Center on 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.
Follow Common Cause's efforts to hold the Presidency and Congress accountable, to encourage campaign finance reform, and to focus attention on other issues of interest. Includes links to campaign finance studies and other government reform sites.
Supports health policy initiatives and publications and provides online health policy information.
An independent, non-profit, non-governmental public policy research center focused on Projkect for Defense Alternatives.
Competitive Enterprise Institute
A pro-market, public policy group committed to advancing the principles of free enterprise and limited government. A few of the focus issues include Air Pollution; Automobility; Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation; Commercial Free Speech, Drug Approval, and the FDA; Corporate Responsibility; Energy; Environmentalism; Federal Lands; Global Warming; Hazardous Waste; Insurance; International Relations and Trade; Monopoly and Competition; Pesticides, Chemicals, and Carcinogens; Politics and the Governmentl; Private Property Rights; Resources, Food, and Sustainable Development; Technology; Waste & Recycling; and Water and Wetlands. Also check out the numerous online articles from CEI Update, the organization's newsletter, as well as the numerous other publications.
Council on Foreign Relations
Publisher of journal Foreign Affairs and a leader on foreign policy issues.
Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
Founded in 1988, the foundation is a private, non-profit educational organization that promotes solutions to the problems facing the criminal justice system. CJPF assists policy makers, criminal justice professionals, and the public by disseminating information about preventing crime and improving the quality of justice through education programs, publications, and the news media. The foundation has strong emphasis on issues related to drug policy, including state and federal anti-crime proposals, e.g. "three strikes and you're out," mandatory minimum sentences, drug sentences, crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity, forfeiture, gun control, crime prevention, prison construction, community policing, juvenile delinquency and prosecution, federalization of local crimes, etc.
The Democratic Leadership Council (DLC)
The Democratic Leadership Council, founded in 1985, is an idea center, catalyst, and national voice for a reform movement that is reshaping American politics by moving it beyond the old left-right debate. Under the leadership of co-founder and President Al From, the DLC seeks to define and galvanize popular support for a new public philosophy built on progressive ideals, mainstream values, and innovative, nonbureaucratic solutions. Publishes The New Democrat and Blueprint: Ideas for a New Century.
The Development Group for Alternative Policies(GAP)
Since 1977, The Development Group for Alternative Policies (The Development GAP) has worked to ensure that the knowledge, priorities and efforts of the women and men of the South inform decisions made in the North about their economies and the environments in which they live. Through its collaboration with citizens' organizations overseas, The Development GAP is able to demonstrate practical alternatives to prevailing policies and programs.
Drug Reform Coordination Network (DRCNet)
The home page of the Drug Reform Coordination Network: Drug Policy Central on the Internet. Learn about what's wrong with Prohibition and the War on Drugs, and what you can do to fight for change.