Websites – P
This is an alphabetical list of websites listed on Harris Library web pages.
Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (PFIE)
PFIE was started in 1994 by Secretary of Education Richard Riley to join together employers, educators, families, religious groups and community organizations to improve schools and raise student achievement. The website features a database search engine of all the members of the PFIE, examples of successful education programs, and links to other relevant sites.
Philanthropic Studies Index (PSI)
The PSI is a “reference tool to the literature on voluntarism, nonprofit organizations, fundraising, and charitable giving.” Citations to popular and scholarly periodical articles can be retrieved by doing a keyword search in the Index. The site is produced by the Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
Planned Parenthood “believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence.”This organization advocates reproductive freedom as essential to women’s rights. Current health information, research reports, fact sheets, current government policy, plus much more are available here.
Policy.com (Policy News and Information Service)
This section of the SpeakOut.comsite provides public policy resources on dozens of issues including education, technology and healthcare. Policy.com is non-partisan and free to users. Policy.com enjoys active participation by leading think tanks, advocacy groups, businesses, policy analysts, professors and other policy organizations.
Produced by Richard J. Estes of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work, this site provides access to a vast array of web resources on international and comparative social development. “PRAXIS has been designed to meet the informational needs of two audiences: 1. Social work and social policy educators and students with international interests; 2. other educators and students who require assistance in locating useful national and international resources on social and economic development.”–From website.
Prescription Drug Abuse
Information from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). This site provides trends, facts and statistics relating to the abuse of prescription
drugs. It also outlines procedures for the proper disposal of prescription medications.
Prevention Online (PREVLINE)
This has been incorporated into the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services & SAMSHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information. Provides access to publications, information on drugs, issues, statistics and searchable databases from the various drop-down menus.
ProPoor’s mission is to disseminate information relating to several thousand non-governmental organizations (NGOs) throughout South Asia. The site allows you to get a list of NGOs in individual countries in South Asia, as well as to search its database by individual and organizational name or project focus.
Public Agenda (PA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization. PA has addressed a wide range of issues through its research and citizen education work, including school and health care reform, national security, AIDS, crime, economic competitiveness and the environment. This site is easy to use. The user can search a variety of “hot” issues and obtain background information to understand an issue, along with detailed public opinion information. Interviews, surveys, charts, quizzes are just a few ways that the information is presented on this site.