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ERIC Number: ED504033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 120
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Greater Phoenix Forward: Sustaining and Enhancing the Human-Services Infrastructure
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University
This report provides descriptive data for understanding the status of human services in Greater Phoenix, describes provocative issues that certain populations and providers face, and offers a starting point for determining Maricopa Valley's aspirations for tomorrow's human-services infrastructure. This report describes an array of populations that use and depend on human services, including various income levels, tourists, recreationists, the young and the elderly, and discusses features of the human-services infrastructure, such as the capacity of nonprofit organizations, community resilience, and a government-employed workforce. Following an introduction entitled Greater Phoenix Forward: Measuring and Meeting Our Human-Services Needs (Rob Melnick), thirteen chapters are included: (1) Greater Phoenix: Demographic and Socioeconomic Characteristics (ASU Research Staff with Tom Rex); (2) Human-Services Infrastructure of Greater Phoenix (John Hall); (3) Nonprofits: Delivering Human Services (Robert Ashcraft); (4) Untreated Mental Disorders: The Hidden Burden in Greater Phoenix (Jose Ashford); (5) Supporting Children and Families: A Child-Welfare Perspective (Nora Gustavsson); (6) From Human Services to Human Development: A Resilience Perspective (John Hall); (7) Aging: The Changing Human-Services Needs of the Third Age (Teri K. Kennedy); (8) Substance-Abuse Prevention and Treatment: Challenges and Opportunities (Flavio F. Marsiglia, Tanya Nieri, and David Becerra); (9) Latinos in Greater Phoenix: A Growing Stakeholder Community (Barbara Robles); (10) Poverty: The Valley's Economic Divide (Elizabeth A. Segal); (11) Human Services for Arizona's "Second Population" (Timothy Tyrrell); (12) Parks and Recreation Opportunities in an Era of Growth (Randy J. Virden); and (13) Arts and Culture in Greater Phoenix (Nancy Welch), followed by Conclusions and Policy Implications (Debra Friedman and Rob Melnick.) References, notes, figures and tables are included by individual chapter. [This report was published in partnership with the Arizona State University College of Public Programs. Major funding provided by Valley of the Sun United Way and the City of Phoenix. Additional support provided by SRP, APS and Downtown Phoenix Partnership.]
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University. P.O. Box 874405, 215 East 7th Street Suite 203, Tempe, AZ 85287-4405. Tel: 480-965-4525; Fax: 480-965-9219; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Alcoa Foundation
Authoring Institution: Arizona State University, Morrison Institute for Public Policy
Identifiers - Location: Arizona