Thought leadership, trends and insights on community matters

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 by Dominic McQuerry
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 »

Amid Opioid Epidemic, Many Minnesota Women Face Other Addictions

April 18, 2018 by Jackie Aman
A 5-year study of women served by 12 recovery programs shows that some women across the state face addictions to other drugs at much higher rates.

Understanding Sex Trafficking and What Minnesota is Doing to Address It

January 25, 2018 by Julie Atella
A recent Wilder Research report confirms that commercial sexual exploitation is much more widespread in Minnesota than most of us think.

Little Things Matter at Day Treatment

January 22, 2018 by Heather McMoore
For a long time, sometimes for many years, parents of children in the Wilder Day Treatment program have faced the dilemma of whether to answer the phone when the school, child care or a service… Read more »

Start by Knowing Why: 5 Reasons People are Homeless in Minnesota

December 21, 2017 by Stephanie Nelson-Dusek
A lack of affordable housing tops the list of reasons people in Minnesota experience homelessness, based on data from the 2015 Minnesota Homeless Study.