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School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
The school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SW PBIS) program is managed by the Minnesota Department of Education and is  implemented in hundreds of Minnesota schools. PBIS is an evidence-based model that attempts to develop a school-wide positive behavior culture. The school status reports provide a summary of the status of PBIS implementation in Minnesota schools.
Topic: Education
Most recent report: January 2016
 
Strengthening Families Affected By Incarceration
A series of infographics that looks at the impacts of having an incarcerated parent. Minnesota Student Survey data were analyzed to learn more about chemical use, academic outcomes, and mental health of children.
Topic: Criminal Justice
Most recent report: December 2015
 
Community Needs Assessment for the Community Action Partnership of Scott - Carver - Dakota Counties
The Community Action Partnership of Scott, Carver, and Dakota Counties provides a variety of services with the goal of reducing poverty. Wilder Research conducted a community survey of program participants and other low-income residents to better understand their housing, health, transportation, child care, and other basic needs. The reports also include poverty data for the three counties.
Topic: Communities
Most recent report: December 2015
 
Health Equity in Prevention
The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota provided funding to organizations through the Health Equity in Prevention initiative to advance health equity through policy, systems, and environmental changes. Wilder Research conducted a review of tools than can assess organizational capacity to advance health equity. Evaluation work included conducting ripple effect mapping discussions with HEiP-funded organizations to understand project impacts. Reports also highlight policy work and lessons learned.
Topic: Health
Most recent report: December 2015
 
Speaking for Ourselves
The Speaking for Ourselves survey asked immigrants and refugees living in the Twin Cities about their perceptions and experiences related to education, transportation, housing, public health, safety, employment, finances, community and social engagement, and the immigrant experience. This study builds on a previous study conducted by Wilder Research in 2000.
Topic: Immigration
Most recent report: December 2015
 
Twin Cities Mobile Market
Twin Cities Mobile Market, a program of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, is a grocery store on wheels developed to increase access to healthy, affordable foods in under-resourced neighborhoods. The evaluation measures the implementation and success of the program.
Topic: Health
Most recent report: December 2015
 
Allina Health Neighborhood Health Connection
The Neighborhood Health Connection program is an Allina Health initiative to increase social connections and healthy behaviors across the state. The evaluation looked at the impact of the program on grantees and participants.
Topic: Health
Most recent report: November 2015
 
Community Violence Intervention Center
The Community Violence Intervention Center is a violence intervention and prevention agency based in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Its work in coordinating the Safer Tomorrows program, which institutionalized violence prevention education for students and athletes, and spearheading systems changes regarding domestic and sexual violence prevention and intervention in the community earned them a 2013 Bush Prize for innovation.
Topic: Criminal Justice
Most recent report: November 2015
 
East Metro Mental Health Roundtable
The East Metro Mental Health Roundtable aims to accelerate improvements in the Twin Cities east metro mental health system through partnerships that deliver high quality mental health services.
Topic: Mental Health
Most recent report: November 2015
 
Experiences of Community Health Worker Employers in Minnesota
Community Health Workers provide health-related services reaching underserved populations in their communities. The Minnesota Department of Health worked with the Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance and Wilder Research to identify experiences of organizations that employ CHWs; information was collected via key informant interviews.
Topic: Health
Most recent report: November 2015
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