Students Affected by Incarceration
Learn about the mental health of Minnesota youth who have experienced parental incarceration.
Homelessness in Minnesota
Initial results from the 2015 study are now available. Learn more.
Early Learning
More than one-third of Minnesota’s children age 5 and under – 156,000 children -- live in low-income households.
Mental Health Research
About 60,000 adults in the east metro have a serious mental health illness.

Wilder Research

Information. Insight. Impact.

2015 homeless study results available at our new Homelessness in Minnesota website:
Wilder Research gathers and interprets facts and trends to help families and communities thrive, get at the core of community concerns, and uncover issues that are overlooked or poorly understood.
Our Services: We work with organizations of all sizes at the local, state, and national level to help them bring about needed change, increase their effectiveness, and demonstrate the value of what they do.

New​ on the Blog

Nicole MartinRogers shares key takeaways from a study about emergency preparedness planning with nine immigrant and refugee communities. Find out what she learned that will inform Hennepin County's policies, practices, and communications about public health emergencies.


tpt's Almanac on Homelessness Among Older Adults
Consulting Scientist Greg Owen appeared on tpt Almanac to discuss homelessness among older adults in Minnesota and potential changes to health care.
East Metro Mental Health Roundtable Community Metrics
Summarizes key community metrics to understand the availability of mental health services and overall capacity of the adult mental health system in the Twin Cities east metropolitan area.


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