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Youth Social Entrepreneurship: Equipping Youth with Critical Job Skills

September 26, 2019 by Jennifer Valorose
The YSE model contributes to youth developing work readiness, interpersonal and social-emotional skills, according to research on 11 programs serving almost 900 youth.

Improving Access to Dental Care in Minnesota

August 14, 2019 by Edith Gozali-Lee
Highlights from four new summaries of promising practices and opportunities to expand access to oral health care.

Criminal Background’s Impact on Housing Success: What We Know (And What We Don’t)

July 16, 2019 by Cael Warren
This study was intended to guide four nonprofits in considering opportunities to open their housing to more people with criminal backgrounds.

What Works for Women in Recovery

May 3, 2019 by Stephanie Nelson-Dusek
Through our research we know about the challenges and confounding factors that those struggling with addiction face. We also know what has the potential to work in helping them succeed after their… Read more »

How are the Children?

April 21, 2019
We know that one of the top issues facing our schools is how to support students’ mental health. Hospitals in Minnesota and across the country are finding the number of children and youth ending up… Read more »

Advocating for Indicators of Community Assets and Well-Being

April 16, 2019 by Richard Chase
What if we knew more about the number of children who demonstrate curiosity, ingenuity, honesty, and respect? Or who are proud of their cultural, ethnic, or social identity?

Key Takeaways from the Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Conference

April 15, 2019
Three Wilder Research staff share their takeaways on intersectionality and culturally responsive evaluation after a national conference.

Health Equity Now: Public Health Takeaways

January 14, 2019 by Amanda Hane
Three Research staff share their takeaways on recent research, emerging trends, and measuring impact after attending the American Public Health Association conference.
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