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Lifetrack - Families with Young Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Minnesota
Lifetrack provides Deaf Mentor and Role Model programs for families with deaf or hard of hearing children. This mixed method study examines the kinds of mentoring and supports needed by Minnesota families with young D/HH children and assesses program outcomes.
Topic: Youth and Family
Most recent report: August 2016
 
Minnesota Hospital Association Mental and Behavioral Health Data Collection Pilot
To better understand how often and why Minnesotans are unable to access mental health care in the most appropriate settings, the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) commissioned a pilot study to track the number of “potentially avoidable days” mental and behavioral health patients spend admitted to inpatient hospital units. For more information about MHA's work in this area, please go to: http://www.mnhospitals.org/policy-advocacy/priority-issues/mental-health
Topic: Mental Health
Most recent report: August 2016
 
Youth Leadership Initiative
The Youth Leadership Initiative is a multicultural program designed to help youth develop strong, effective leadership skills to work in diverse community settings. The program assists youth in learning about themselves, working with others, and engaging in meaningful action.
Topic: Youth and Family
Most recent report: August 2016
 
Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America
The Northern Star Council operates Base Camp at Fort Snelling. The facility offers an environment for team building, rock climbing, and other activities. The evaluation looks at the impact of the Base Camp Camping Initiative, which provides opportunities for groups to experience Base Camp.
Topic: Youth and Family
Most recent report: July 2016
 
Oromo Community Assessment
In partnership with members of the Oromo community, Wilder Research conducted a community assessment for the Oromo community in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. The assessment included a focus group and survey that addressed concerns that Oromo people have for those living in Minneapolis and Minnesota.
Topic: Immigration
Most recent report: July 2016
 
Big Picture Project
The Big Picture Project developed a plan to create and preserve affordable housing along the Central Corridor. Reports track key indicators of progress. Wilder Research assisted with the data analysis; the reports were written by the oversight committee.
Topic: Homelessness and Housing
Most recent report: June 2016
 
Central Corridor Funders Collaborative
Data to inform the impacts of the Central Corridor light rail transit line on the regional economy and adjacent neighborhoods.
Topic: Communities
Most recent report: June 2016
 
Hospital to Home
The Hospital to Home initiative is a community-based intervention for low-resource homeless individuals with complex health care needs who turn to hospital emergency departments for ongoing health concerns. The initiative engages these individuals to improve their health, stability, and quality of life. The purpose of the evaluation is to better understand who is served by Hospital to Home and the program’s impact on participants.
Topic: Homelessness and Housing
Most recent report: June 2016
 
Minneapolis Bike Equity Report
The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota commissioned Wilder Research to assess the current Minneapolis bicycle network and planned infrastructure changes from a health equity perspective.
Topic: Health
Most recent report: June 2016
 
Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Summary of dialogues intended to create ideas for more effective and sustainable approaches to the identification and support of people who are homeless and have brain injuries.
Topic: Homelessness and Housing
Most recent report: June 2016
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