Founded in 1929, the Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations. PRB brings broad expertise and innovative, cost-effective approaches to research, analysis, information sharing, and capacity building.
PRB analyzes and synthesizes complex demographic data and research to provide objective, accurate, and up-to-date information in accessible and easy-to-use formats. Our clients include Federal government agencies, foundations and other nonprofit organizations, and businesses. PRB has a staff of 65 who are trained in demography, sociology, economics, public health, public policy, or communications and journalism; with expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods, statistical analysis and programming, data visualization, survey research, and policy communication. PRB staff also have extensive knowledge and experience with a broad array of U.S. and international data sources including the U.S. decennial census, American Community Survey, Current Population Survey, Vital Statistics, National Survey of Children’s Health, and the Demographic and Health Surveys.
GSA MOBIS Schedule
Contract Number GS-10F-023BA
SIN 874-1: Integrated Consulting Services
Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
Cage Code: oGRV5
Federal Tax ID: 53-0214030
Corporate Status: Other than small business (Non-Profit Entity)
PRB uses the latest data and best methods to develop specialized products that meet our clients’ needs, including new, comprehensive indices of child well-being for U.S. states and the nation as well as a cross-national index of well-being for the population ages 50 and older in 12 countries. PRB has produced state-level databases and policy briefs that highlight the characteristics and status of Latino children and of low-income working families in the United States. PRB has used complex multivariate techniques to analyze the effects of demographic and family background factors on college completion in the United States and has designed and administered surveys to collect feedback on client data products, publications, and websites from key stakeholders.
Data Analysis and Dissemination
PRB has extensive experience analyzing U.S. and international demographic, social, and economic trends and disseminating our results through high-quality reports, interactive maps and infographics, web articles, presentations, webinars, and media outreach.
Capacity Building, Workshops, and Training
PRB conducts face-to-face and online training that empowers advocates and researchers to access a wealth of U.S. demographic data; builds the communications capacity of institutions, researchers, and advocates; and supports media to influence policy change.
Developing and Supporting Communities of Practice
PRB has developed handbooks and training materials to help different audiences access and use data from the American Community Survey. PRB has also created a new ACS Data Users Group and developed a website and online community forum to support this group.
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Data Users Group
In partnership with the Census Bureau and Sabre Systems, PRB has created a new American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Group to increase understanding of the value and utility of ACS data and to facilitate communication among ACS data users through an online community forum, webinars, special sessions at professional meetings, and an annual conference. An overview is available at: www.acsdatausers.org.
U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates Program
In collaboration with Sabre Systems, PRB developed online and telephone instruments and administered these surveys to targeted stakeholder groups to identify ways to improve the marketability and usability of data from the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program, as well as the structure and content of the SAHIE website.
Appalachian Regional Commission, Analyzing Trends in Appalachia
PRB analyzed data from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey and produced a chartbook of tables and maps that examine state- and county-level trends in population size and composition, housing, and socioeconomic status for the 13 states in the Appalachian region. This report is available online at the Appalachian Regional Commission. PRB also analyzed the impact of the 2007-2009 recession on household wealth and financial security in Appalachia. This report is also available online.
U.S. Census Bureau, Handbooks on the American Community Survey
PRB authored two Compass Handbooks to help general audiences and teachers understand and use data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. This handbook is available at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Certifications and Clearance
- Staff of PRB hold Special Sworn Status at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide direction to staff of the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) who apply for or are engaged in PHS funded research and to assist them in meeting the requirements of the PHS regulations.