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ERIC Number: ED508612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
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Unique Framework Helps Louisiana Community Prioritize Its Investments in Children and Families. Research Brief
Wiseman, Shelley
RAND Corporation
In 2008, the Shreveport-Bossier Community Foundation selected education, health, and poverty as funding priorities. But the foundation realized that it needed more specific guidelines on how best to distribute grants. RAND developed a framework for making investment decisions that incorporates the best of traditional decision making approaches. The framework focuses on the intersection of needs, assets, and best practices. For the Shreveport-Bossier community, assets such as health care providers, public school teachers, and resources at Barksdale Air Force Base can help address the community's needs in the specific areas of infant health, child maltreatment, and educational attainment. [This research brief describes work conducted within RAND Child Policy in collaboration with the RAND Gulf States Policy Institute and documented in "Priorities for Investments in Children and Families in Caddo and Bossier Parishes: Application of a Unique Framework for Identifying Priorities" by M. Rebecca Kilburn and Shannon I. Maloney. This research brief was produced by RAND-Gulf States Policy Institute.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: RAND Corporation
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana