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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 assess program quality.
Topic: Early Learning
Most recent report: July 2015
 
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 2015
 
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 2015
 
Hennepin County Children's Mental Health Collaborative
In 2007, the Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative (HCCMHC) issued five Solicitations of Interest that were developed to address key concerns regarding the existing children’s mental health system. The SOIs focused on juvenile justice, uninsured/underinsured youth, primary care, school-based mental health services, and, later, parent involvement, culturally-responsive initiatives, early childhood, and parent leadership.
Topic: Mental Health
Most recent report: June 2015
 
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.
Topic: Youth and Family
Most recent report: June 2015
 
Living Well
Wilder Research created a replication manual for Living Well, a program that offers person-centered services to enrich and enhance the lives of people with early dementia, and their care partners.
Topic: Older Adults
Most recent report: June 2015
 
Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood
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.
Topic: Communities
Most recent report: June 2015
 
Championing Early Childhood Policies that Prevent Inequities
In response to the 2015 Minnesota legislative debate focused on increasing access to early education, this brief proposes a new policy approach that would prevent opportunity and achievement gaps and social, economic, and educational inequities.
Topic: Early Learning
Most recent report: May 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: May 2015
 
Bush Foundation Community Innovation
Tools and resources to support community innovation.
Topic: Communities
Most recent report: May 2015
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