Trends, insights and thought leadership on community matters by Wilder staff, volunteers, supporters and partners


Building a Stronger, More Diverse Mental Health Workforce

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 »

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

by Nicole MartinRogers
Explore some key tools to learn more about autism and navigate the services and benefits available in the state.

During this Pandemic, Racism is our Most Urgent Public Health Emergency

As organizations respond to COVID-19, we need to create a short-term safety net for all, but also do the long-term work to dismantle and rebuild the systems that contribute to inequities.

Improving Access to Dental Care in Minnesota

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

Health Equity Now: Public Health Takeaways

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

Welcome to Minnesota's Newest Mental Health First Aid Instructors

by Thomas Nguyen
Thousands of Minnesotans are faced with mental health concerns for the first time each year – personally, professionally, or both. Many feel ill-equipped to respond and don’t know where to turn for… Read more »

Preparing Immigrants and Refugees for Public Health Emergencies in Hennepin County

by Nicole MartinRogers
Findings from a study about emergency preparedness planning with nine immigrant and refugee communities in Hennepin County.

Dental Therapy Increases Access in Rural Minnesota

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 »