2010 Where We Stand Regional Report
A new report from the Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project at Temple University features a section on how three indicators relating to the current economic downturn - job loss, food stamp usage and foreclosure risk - are impacting the residents of Greater Philadelphia.
Policy Brief on Regional Economic Challenges
Foreclosure rates nationally are much higher than they are in the Philadelphia region, reflecting the comparative resilience of this region's response to challenges that have created dramatic changes in both hot-spots (e.g. Phoenix, Las Vegas, Miami, Southern California) and already deeply challenged regions (Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh).
Policy Brief on School Violence
Policy Brief: Ambulatory Surgical Centers
As we debate national health care, it is important to recognize that the health care delivery system is rapidly changing in response to rising costs, insurance reimbursement schedules, technological improvements, and shifts in medical preferences. A significant par of that change is the rise of ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs).