Studies and Reports

Our most recent studies are listed first. You can also browse by topic or use our search tools to find a particular study by title or author. Many studies include a variety of publications, including summaries, snapshots and briefs.​

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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
 
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: June 2016
 
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: June 2016
 
Transit-Accessible Child Care
Metro Transit's Office of Transit Oriented Development contracted with Wilder Research to conduct a study on transit-accessible child care, particularly the ability of families to access child care via public transportation.
Topic: Early Learning
Most recent report: June 2016
 
360 Degree Center of Excellence
The 360 Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Regional Center works to expose people to and increase enthusiasm for STEM-related careers. The evaluation looked at the impact of a technology and manufacturing summer camp for youth, tours of manufacturing facilities across Minnesota, and other program activities.
Topic: Education
Most recent report: May 2016
 
Dakota County Food Waste Reduction
The Dakota County Environmental Resources Department in partnership with MN GreenCorps wanted to gather feedback to inform a food waste reduction education campaign. Wilder Research conducted focus groups to gain insight on when, why, and how food gets wasted in households.
Topic: Communities
Most recent report: May 2016
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