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What Keeps us Safe? How Social Conditions Create Community Safety

November 30, 2021 by Lindsay Turner
Two years ago, my cyclist father was enjoying the last downhill mile of a long training ride. He was wearing a helmet and flashing LED taillight, and he trains yearly in urban bike safety courses.… Read more »

Investing in Moms: 10 Years of Women’s Recovery Services

October 21, 2021 by Jackie Aman
Caregiving is a beautiful and humbling thing. Those that provide care, especially parents, need support. Yet it can be hard to garner support for caregivers who struggle with alcohol and other drugs… Read more »

Managing Evaluation from the Program Manager’s Point of View

October 14, 2021 by Paul Mattessich
Much interest exists in evaluating and improving programs that serve our communities. Staff in nonprofit organizations and government agencies of all types want to know which services work and which… Read more »

Building a Stronger, More Diverse Mental Health Workforce

September 9, 2021 by Pahoua Yang
This past legislative session, Wilder partnered with NAMI Minnesota to advocate for legislation to strengthen our mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs) treatment system. Our goal is to… Read more »

4 Practical Steps to Creating a Logic Model

August 18, 2021 by Anna Granias
A logic model is a useful tool to present your organization’s or program’s activities and expected outcomes. Learn tips for creating your own.

Storytelling With Data: Where Do I Begin?

July 13, 2021 by Allison Liuzzi
A short primer on telling stories with data, courtesy of the data pros at Minnesota Compass.

Spring into Action 2021 with African American Babies Coalition and Projects

June 2, 2021 by Sameerah Bilal-Roby
The African American Babies Coalition and Projects is a partnership among African American community stakeholders who promote the healthy development of African American babies across the Twin Cities.

Law Enforcement Response to Mental Health Needs: How Do We Measure Improvement?

March 22, 2021 by Melissa Serafin
Both law enforcement and mental health advocates have long identified issues with how individuals with mental health and substance use needs are served. Sometimes called “social workers of last… Read more »
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