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Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
Reed Jordan is a Research Assistant with the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center. Mr. Jordan has worked at the Urban Institute since June 2012 and has been involved in projects focused in D.C. and in other metro areas throughout the country. He is currently working on evaluating the early implementation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Choice Neighborhood Initiative and assisting in the production of data systems for grantees of the Department of Education's Promise Neighborhoods. His other interests include public management and low-income housing.
Mr. Jordan graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota with Honors in Political Science and Departmental Distinction on his senior thesis. While at Carleton, he won a two year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to perform environmental chemistry research at Carleton and signal analysis research at Texas A&M University. He also won a fellowship to fund a community development and public health internship in Urubamba, Peru.
Measuring Performance: A Guidance Document for Promise Neighborhoods on Collecting Data and Reporting Results (Research Report)
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Promise Neighborhoods is a place-based initiative intended to turn neighborhoods of concentrated poverty into neighborhoods of opportunity. They do this by providing high-quality schools along with a continuum of services spanning from early childhood through college and enhance family and community supports. The Promise Neighborhoods Initiative model has a strong commitment to results-based planning and improvement using real-time data. This guidance document recommends data collection strategies and data system structures to ensure Promise Neighborhoods can manage and produce measurable results. While this guidance document is written specifically for Promise Neighborhoods, these recommendations can be applied to other place-based initiatives.
Opportunities for Cost Savings in Corrections Without Sacrificing Service Quality: Inmate Health Care (Research Report)
|Posted to Web: February 28, 2013||Publication Date: February 28, 2013|
In many cities and counties, inmate health care comprises as much as a third of the cost of the corrections department. Options are presented on ways to substantially reduce the costs without reducing the quality of the care. We drew on practices of jails and prison across the nation. The approaches for cost reduction include ways to reduce demand or need for health care (e.g., screening need for hospitalization), and ways to reduce the cost per inmate when care is need (e.g. use of telemedicine.)
|Posted to Web: February 26, 2013||Publication Date: February 26, 2013|
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