Thought leadership, trends and insights on community matters

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. A critical component of food access is being able to access appropriate and reliable transportation to get to… Read more »

New Food Insecurity Data Highlight Minnesota’s Continuing Disparities and the Need for Multi-Sector Solutions

September 30, 2020 by Amanda Hane
New data show disproportionate rates of food insecurity among Minnesotans since the start of the pandemic. Find out what the data show, the policies and systems contributing to disparities, and… Read more »

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?

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.

3 Ways Culturally Specific Mental Health Services Break Barriers to Community Treatment

September 7, 2018 by Barbara Williamson
Working as a social worker for over thirty-five years with people from all backgrounds, I have witnessed firsthand the struggles individuals face dealing with mental health issues – particularly… Read more »

Reducing Pregnancy and Birth Risks for African Americans with Integrated Community Care

August 2, 2018 by Sameerah Bilal-Roby
Pregnancies and birth outcomes among African Americans nationally and within Minnesota are disparate when compared to expecting White mothers and babies.  Both the infant mortality rate and the… Read more »

Dental Therapy Increases Access in Rural Minnesota

May 31, 2017
Many states across the U.S. are exploring expanding who can provide dental care in an effort to expand access in rural areas and to low-income households. In 2009, Minnesota became the first state to… Read more »

Creating a New Narrative of African American Families

March 27, 2017 by Donte Curtis
The African American Babies Coalition is a collective of African Americans who are committed to promoting the healthy development of African American babies. The Coalition brings together parents and… Read more »