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Homelessness in Minnesota 2015 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.
Topic: Homelessness and Housing
Most recent report: June 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.
Topic: Health
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.
Topic: Health
Most recent report: May 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.
Topic: Health
Most recent report: May 2017
 
Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
Interact is a theater and visual arts organization that works with people with disabilities. They worked with Wilder Research to develop a theory of change for Interact's model of making art and an evaluation and replication framework.
Topic: Communities
Most recent report: April 2017
 
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. The evaluation includes community surveys, year-end reports, and a prospective return on investment study. In addition, Wilder Research evaluates specific components of NAZ strategies, as part of their continuous process improvement. Find more reports on NAZ's site: http://northsideachievement.org/how-were-doing/results/
Topic: Education
Most recent report: April 2017
 
The Center for Family and Community Data, Knowledge, and Well-being
The Center within Wilder Research measures and promotes healthy child and family development through an asset-based lens. It focuses on family and community engagement; indicators of potential risks to the healthy development of young children; community-led solutions for universal healthy child development; family, friend, and neighbor child care; and the economic value or return on investments in education and other human capital programs.
Topic: Early Learning
Most recent report: April 2017
 
Active Living for All
Active Living for All (ALfA) is an initiative funded by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Wilder Research worked with initiative grantees to evaluate their work in promoting active living in their communities.
Topic: Health
Most recent report: March 2017
 
Hennepin County Children's Mental Health Collaborative
The Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative (HCCMHC) focuses on juvenile justice, uninsured/underinsured youth, primary care, school-based mental health services, parent involvement, culturally-responsive initiatives, early childhood, and parent leadership.
Topic: Mental Health
Most recent report: March 2017
 
Itasca Project
The Itasca Project is an employer-led civic alliance focused on building a thriving economy and improved quality of life. The Minneapolis-Saint Paul Workforce Dashboards provide data on disparities in employment and the benefits of a diverse workforce.
Topic: Communities
Most recent report: March 2017
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