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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Fueling Academic Performance - Strategies to Foster Healthy Eating Among Students
Identifies promising approaches to encourage students to eat healthier foods and increase student participation in school nutrition programs.
Topic: Education
Most recent report: March 2014
 
Northside Achievement Zone
The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) is a collaboration of community organizations whose mission is to build a culture of achievement in North Minneapolis to assure all youth graduate from high school college-ready. Community surveys were conducted in 2010 and 2013 to measure the progress of the initiative.
Topic: Education
Most recent report: March 2014
 
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: February 2014
 
Teen Challenge of the Dakotas
Teen Challenge of the Dakotas offers a long-term residential recovery program for adult males, primarily referred by the judicial system. The evaluation looked at recidivism of participants after they left the program.
Topic: Criminal Justice
Most recent report: February 2014
 
Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood Community Assessment
Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood is an initiative to ensure all children have the resources they need to succeed. The Promise Neighborhood encompasses a 250-block area in the Summit-University and Frogtown neighborhoods. The purpose of the Community Assessment was to understand the living conditions, needs, and strengths of families with children who live in the the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood.
Topic: Communities
Most recent report: January 2014
 
STEM in Minnesota
Research papers that augment STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) information on the Minnesota Compass website. They present data and strategies for addressing racial, income, and gender gaps in STEM achievement, college readiness, interest, degree completion, and workforce participation.
Topic: Education
Most recent report: January 2014
 
360 Degree Advanced Technological Education Regional Center
The 360 ATE Regional Center works to expose students to and increase enthusiasm for STEM-related careers. The evaluation looked at the impact of a technology and manufacturing summer camp for youth.
Topic: Education
Most recent report: December 2013
 
Child Care Needs in Northeastern Minnesota
Wilder Research conducted a child care needs assessment for the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota. The purpose of the study was to determine the needs and issues regarding child care in the region from parent, provider, and employer perspectives.
Topic: Early Learning
Most recent report: December 2013
 
Fostering East Side Transit Equity Conversations - FESTEC
A project to engage the East Side, St. Paul community in conversations about transit planning. Work included a literature review, surveys, and focus groups.
Topic: Communities
Most recent report: December 2013
 
Homelessness in Minnesota 2012 Study
Every three years, Wilder Research conducts a statewide survey of people who are homeless or living in temporary housing programs. The study includes counts and estimates of the number of people who are homeless and face-to-face interviews with homeless people throughout Minnesota to better understand the causes and circumstances of homelessness.  Detailed homeless counts are available by region here: http://www.wilder.org/Wilder-Research/Research-Areas/Homelessness/Pages/Statewide-Homeless-Study-Detailed-Data.aspx
Topic: Homelessness and Housing
Most recent report: December 2013
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