Philadelphia Services Utilization Monitoring System (SUMS)

Summary
This project was launched to support the Mayor Ed Rendell's Children and Youth Cabinet's initiative, "Taking Prevention to Scale" and resulted in an innovative social indicators system to track the utilization and/or outcome of children's and families' services. The purpose of SUMS was to promote sound policy, planning and program evaluation for Philadelphia's children and families by making accurate data and easy to use mapping, reporting and charting tools available over the internet.

External Funders
The City of Philadelphia Children and Families Cabinet, School District of Philadelphia

Collaborating Investigators
John Fantuzzo (GSE), Trevor Hadley (Med), and Dennis Culhane (SP2/CML).

Partnering Agencies
The Philadelphia School District, the Philadelphia Department of Human Services and the Department of Public Health.

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