Thought leadership, trends and insights on community matters

6 Things to Know About the Minnesota Homeless Study

October 11, 2018 by Michelle Decker Gerrard
On October 25, 2018 Wilder Research partnered with shelters, outreach sites, and volunteers statewide to interview thousands of people experiencing homelessness.

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 »

How Rochester Public Library Made Our Logic Model Work for Us

September 2, 2018 by Audrey Betcher
Guest post from Rochester Public Library director Audrey Betcher on how their logic model helped them tell their story.

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 »

Finding Balance through an Integrated Model of Service

July 16, 2018
We live in complex and challenging times. Ads on TV, the internet and radio remind us of it constantly. They showcase ways for us to slow down, to step away from the daily hustle, to take a moment to… Read more »

Arts Evaluation: How Theater Mu Measures its Impact

June 28, 2018 by Ryan Evans
Artists and arts organizations are being asked to “show the impact” of their art more and more often. Find out how one theater addressed that challenge by working with Wilder Research.

2018 Legislative Session Recap

May 25, 2018
In even years the Minnesota Legislature is under no constitutional obligation to convene, but they typically meet to pass a bill to finance capital infrastructure, policy items, and perhaps a small… Read more »

Welcome to Minnesota's Newest Mental Health First Aid Instructors

May 15, 2018 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 »