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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Family and Community Knowledge Systems Project
Funded with a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, this project emphasizes the role of family and community knowledge systems in whole-child development and formal early childhood programs. Two tools were developed: one for parents to assess healthy early childhood development and a second for providers and program staff to asses program quality.
Topic: Early Learning
Most recent report: April 2014
 
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Prevention
These evaluations are part of the Minnesota Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division’s statewide youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) prevention initiative. The reports address a range of activities, including trainings and conferences, needs assessments, community coalition development, and prevention program implementation.
Topic: Substance Abuse Prevention
Most recent report: April 2014
 
Jeremiah Program
The Jeremiah Program provides supportive housing and services to break the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children. Wilder Research conducted a social return on investment (ROI) analysis of the program to estimate the economic value of the outcomes of the program compared to the associated investments.
Topic: Homelessness and Housing
Most recent report: April 2014
 
Program Evaluation and Research Tips
Fact Sheets and Presentations providing tips on evaluation and research, including data collection and analysis, surveys, logic models, return on investment studies, and more.
Topic: Capacity Building
Most recent report: April 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: April 2014
 
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
 
Neighborhood House Family Center
The Family Center supports children, families, and neighborhoods in the east side of Saint Paul by providing education, support, and referrals to community resources. The evaluation report summarizes the services provided by the Family Center sites, as well as the impact of case management services for clients served.
Topic: Youth and Family
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
 
MN Kids Database
MN Kids Database is a collaborative project involving a number of school-based mental health providers in Minnesota. The web-based data tracking system collects student service, demographic, and assessment data.
Topic: Mental Health
Most recent report: February 2014
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