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Suicide Prevention Month: Spotlight on Clay County

September 23, 2022 by Melissa Serafin, Melissa Adolfson
In recognition of National Suicide Prevention month, Wilder Research and Clay County highlight the county's spectrum of prevention efforts and some of the key findings from this work so far.

7 Things to Know About the Minnesota Homeless Study

In October 2023, Wilder Research will partner with state agencies, tribes, housing service providers, and volunteers across the state to interview thousands of people experiencing homelessness as… Read more »

What We’re Reading: Research Edition

We asked Wilder Research staff to share what they’re reading, watching, or listening to right now and why it resonates with them. Find out what they said.

Paul Mattessich Reflects on Milestone Wilder Research Projects

June 22, 2022
Longtime Wilder Research Executive Director Paul Mattessich is retiring from his position this month. Paul has been with Wilder Research since 1978 and has served as its executive director for the… Read more »

Public Policy Update: 2022 End of Session Preview

May 19, 2022 by Adrián Rafael Magaña
The last week of the 2022 Minnesota Legislative session is upon us, and with it comes the conference committee process. In this process, the Senate and House appoint conferees to meet and reconcile… Read more »

Elevating Youth Voice through the Minnesota Student Survey

March 22, 2022 by Edith Gozali-Lee, Melissa Adolfson
The Minnesota Student Survey provides an opportunity for young people to tell us what they are experiencing and feeling—at home, in school and in the community.

Program Evaluation: Gathering Good Data to Increase Positive Impacts

January 31, 2022 by Paul Mattessich
A community group wants to improve its food distribution program and seeks to understand how best to increase the accessibility of food that has high nutritional value and meets varied cultural… Read more »

2021 Year-End Research Highlights

December 22, 2021 by Wendy Huckaby
The end of the year provides a great opportunity to reflect. Wilder Research staff conducted research and evaluation for 156 nonprofits, government agencies, foundations and community organizations… Read more »
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