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Public Data Explorer by Google
makes large, public-interest datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand.
Selection of Social Work Internet Sites
Administration for Children & Families (Statistics & Research)
“Provides State and national data on adoption and foster care, child abuse and neglect, and child welfare.”
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Provides information on Medicare and Medicaid, research and statistical information, regulations, and more.
Child Welfare League of America
CWLA is the "oldest and largest national nonprofit organization developing and promoting policies and programs to protect children and strengthen families." Good resources under Research/Data.
Free guide to reliable health information provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Kids Count Databook
“A national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S.”
National Association of Social Workers
Offers the Social Work Portal, which allows you to search other Social Work organizations, schools, jobs, etc.
“Provides an introduction to key issues as well as in-depth information on poverty measurement, monitoring, analysis, and on poverty reduction strategies for researchers and practitioners.” Includes an online Library.
South Carolina Department of Social Services
Offers a Resource Library link near the bottom of the page.
U.S. Census Bureau
Get housing, income, and poverty level statistics (and more) for states, counties, and cities.
Provides access to many online health-related articles under the “find research” section on the left.