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Guidelines and Measures
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.
Search this site for access to 6,255 quality-rated systematic reviews evaluating the effectiveness of public health interventions. They search the published literature and compile public health relevant reviews -- eliminating your need to search and screen individual databases. NOTE: This database requires you to create a free account.
Journal of Open Psychology Data
JOPD features peer reviewed data papers describing psychology datasets with high reuse potential. Data papers may describe data from unpublished work, including replication research, or from papers published previously in a traditional journal.
Social Programs That Work
This site seeks to identify those social programs shown in rigorous studies to produce sizable, sustained benefits to participants and/or society, so that they can be deployed to help solve social problems.
The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, sources of more data, and related web pages.
Census Data Tutorial
Discover how to use data.census.gov to access information from the U.S. Census Bureau. Learn how to access tables, maps, and profiles using multiple search methods, as well as tips and tricks on how to download data, customize your table view, and share your results.
The U.S. Government’s open data website where you can locate data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.
Find and share social, behavioral, and health sciences research data.
U.S. Department of Labor Disability Statistics
Federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide.
Additional Online Resources
Peer-reviewed, open access journal sponsored by Memorial University's School of Social Work. The journal is international in scope, and publishes articles relating to social work analysis, research, polity, and practice.
Provides direct access to international norms and standards relating to specific human dimension issues as well as to domestic legislation and other documents of relevance to these issues.
The New Social Worker
This social work careers magazine has been published since 1994 and provides practical articles on social work students, social work ethics, field placement, practice issues, practice specialties, technology in social work, book reviews, and more. Their website features extensive lists of social work organizations and websites of interest.
SocArXiv is an open archive of the social sciences. It provides a free, non-profit, open access platform for social scientists to upload working papers, preprints, and published papers. It is a partner of the Center for Open Science.
The Social Work Podcast
Provides information on all things social work, including direct practice (both clinical and community organizing), research, policy, education and more.
The Urban Institute is the trusted source for unbiased, authoritative insights that inform consequential choices about the well-being of people and places in the United States. We are a nonprofit research organization that believes decisions shaped by facts, rather than ideology, have the power to improve public policy and practice, strengthen communities, and transform people’s lives for the better.
Professional Associations and Organizations
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
AAMFT is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy. They represent the professional interests of more than 50,000 marriage and family therapists throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.
American Case Management Association
ACMA provides mentoring, educational opportunities, resources, and opportunities for networking, and influences the policies, laws and other issues related to the practice of Case Management.
American Council for School Social Work
ACSSW seeks to advance the practice of school social work by offering resources that support innovative practice, effective leadership, and applied research.
Association of Oncology Social Work
AOSW is a non-profit international organization dedicated to the enhancement of psychosocial services to people with cancer, their families and caregivers. Membership is comprised of an international set of professionals and students who practice in hospitals, cancer centers, home care agencies, hospice, community-based oncology practices, community programs, patient advocacy organizations, educational institutions and other settings.
Clinical Social Work Association
The Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA) is a national individual membership organization dedicated to providing essential services, products, professional support, and national identity for Clinical Social Workers.
National Association of Puerto Rican Hispanic Social Workers
A non-profit organization founded in 1983 by a group of Puerto Rican Social Workers dedicated to the enhancement and general welfare of Puerto Rican and other Hispanic families.
National Association of Social Workers
The NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards for social workers, and to advance sound social policies.
Society for Social Work and Research
Founded in 1994, The Society for Social Work and Research advances, disseminates, and translates research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy and promotes a diverse, just, and equitable society.
TED Talk: Reflections From a Lifetime Fighting to End Child Poverty
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