Topic: Health

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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.
Most recent report: April 2018

CLUES' (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio) Tobacco Free Communities Initiative
A health assessment of tobacco use in the Latino LGBTQ community and among Latinos experiencing mental health concerns.
Most recent report: April 2018

Health Equity in Prevention
The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota provided funding to organizations through the Health Equity in Prevention initiative to advance health equity through policy, systems, and environmental changes. Wilder Research conducted a review of tools than can assess organizational capacity to advance health equity. Evaluation work included conducting ripple effect mapping discussions with HEiP-funded organizations to understand project impacts. Reports also highlight policy work and lessons learned.
Most recent report: March 2018

Southwest Health and Human Services Community Health Needs Assessment
Southwest Health and Human Services worked with Wilder Research to conduct a community health needs assessment to identify the health needs and assets of prominent cultural groups in their six-county region.
Most recent report: September 2017

Hennepin County Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Hennepin County Public Health worked with Wilder Research to conduct a culturally based needs assessment related to emergency preparedness among several immigrant and refugee communities living in Hennepin County. Findings will be used to inform emergency preparedness plans and better serve diverse communities.
Most recent report: July 2017

Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Wilder Research conducted a survey to learn more about the workplace experiences of individuals with neurodiverse conditions such as Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, and dyscalculia.
Most recent report: July 2017

National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
The 80% by 2018 campaign is an effort by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) through the American Cancer Society (ACS) to reach the goal of having 80 percent of adults age 50 or older regularly screened for colorectal cancer. Wilder Research provided evaluation guidance for organizations that used their communications guidebook and created an evaluation toolkit for measuring activities to increase screening and awareness.
Most recent report: June 2017

Twin Cities Mobile Market
Twin Cities Mobile Market, a program of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, is a grocery store on wheels developed to increase access to healthy, affordable foods in under-resourced neighborhoods. The evaluation measures the implementation and success of the program.
Most recent report: May 2017

Delta Dental of Minnesota
Delta Dental of Minnesota supported two clinics to hire and employ a dental therapist professional. Dental therapists are primary oral health professionals that can practice in settings that serve underserved patients. These case studies explore the experiences of the clinics.
Most recent report: May 2017

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is a not-for-profit hospital and set of clinics specializing in family-centered care for children and adolescents with disabilities or complex medical needs. This community health needs assessment (CHNA) identifies the health needs and priorities of the community served by Gillette.
Most recent report: May 2017

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