Population Reference Bureau

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  • Zika Crisis Highlights Importance of Family Planning

    (February 2017) One year after the Zika global health emergency, World Health Organization (WHO) director-general, Margaret Chan, urged sustained attention to two important weaknesses in global health preparedness revealed by the Zika crisis—insufficient national mosquito control programs and poor access to family planning services.

  • Baby Boomers and Millennials Boost Population in Parts of Rural America

    Two demographic groups—young adults ages 20 to 34 and older adults ages 65 and older—are reshaping the population in rural America. Changes in the U.S. economy have attracted young adults to rural areas rich in natural resources away from smaller metropolitan and nearby nonmetropolitan areas. The older adult population, on the other hand, has grown rapidly in areas with strong ties to recreation—areas with robust entertainment industries or natural amenities such as mountains, lakes, and forests—many of which are in less-populated areas.

  • PACE Presents New Policy Communication Toolkit

    The Policy Communication Toolkit consolidates PRB’s training resources and includes new additions on timely topics such as using social media for research and policy, and policy communication for budget negotiations and accountability. Sessions focus on how research can inform policy; how to frame clear, actionable policy messages; and how to communicate those messages through policy briefs, presentations, data visualizations, social media, and more.