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Transportation is a Key Component of Equitable Food Access

November 30, 2020 by Alice Lubeck
Minnesotans deserve access to affordable and healthy food regardless of where they live. Alice Lubeck explores ways communities are reducing transportation barriers to food access and the need for… Read more »

Mixed Blood Theatre and “Being a Good Neighbor”: Measuring How the Arts Impact a Neighborhood

October 19, 2020 by Ryan Evans
“Being a good neighbor has helped Mixed Blood to focus on what really matters—which is the people who make up this vibrant neighborhood.” – Keri Clifton, former Mixed Blood Theatre chief engagement… Read more »

Engaging Community to Prevent Crime and End Police Violence

August 26, 2020 by Lindsay Turner
Everybody deserves to be safe from violence, including police violence. Research shows community engagement is a key mechanism to both prevent crime and end police violence. Lindsay Turner explains.

Rising Food Insecurity in Minnesota: Community and Policy Responses and How You Can Help

August 12, 2020 by Maddie Hansen-Connell
Feeding America suggests more than 54 million people, including 18 million children, may experience food insecurity nationwide in the wake of COVID-19. What's happening in Minnesota to address it?

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Autism Benefits, Services, and Resources in Minnesota

July 27, 2020
Explore some key tools to learn more about autism and navigate the services and benefits available in the state.

Tips for Improving Kids’ Behavior While Distance Learning: What I Learned from the Experts

May 11, 2020 by Nicole MartinRogers
These tips about what works for teachers might be useful for parents and caregivers too.

Most-Read Research of 2019

December 19, 2019 by Kerry Walsh
From homelessness and housing to children's mental health, see which research you might have missed in 2019.

Five Things to Know About Autism in Minnesota

November 13, 2019 by Emma Connell
Autism spectrum disorders affect 1 in 42 Minnesota children. Emma Connell shares this and other takeaways from a recent evaluation of a state benefit serving children with autism.
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