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Wilder's Response to Dobbs v. Jackson

Dear Wilder Community,

Mental health support a bright spot during a disappointing year at the Minnesota Legislature

by Adrián Rafael Magaña
The 2022 Regular Legislative Session concluded on May 23, having accomplished relatively little. The omnibus bills for health and human services, housing, K-12 education, higher education and bonding… Read more »

Achievement Plus will support Saint Paul families through school closures and mergers

After the coming summer school session, John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary on the East Side of Saint Paul will close and no longer be a school in the Saint Paul Public School District. John…

Thai Representative Keng Yang Visits Wilder

On Wednesday, May 25, Wilder hosted special visitor Keng Yang, the first and only member of Thailand’s Parliament who is of Hmong descent. Representative Yang took a tour of Wilder’s mental health… Read more »

Wilder staff member Tracy Hilke receives the 2022 MayKao Y. Hang Courageous Leader Award

Congratulations to Tracy Hilke, Community Mental Health and Wellness Integration Manager at Wilder, who has been announced as the recipient of the 2022 MayKao Y. Hang Courageous Leader Award. The… Read more »

Wilder welcomes Dr. Heather Britt as next executive director of Wilder Research

The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Heather Britt will join the organization as executive director of Wilder Research effective June 13.

Child Development Center staff are increasing their capacity for trauma-informed care

The Wilder Child Development Center will enhance its capacity to provide trauma-sensitive care for children and families and contribute to systemic change in early childhood education.

Cross-sector partnership funds equitable expansion of mental health workforce

A new report from the Minnesota Department of Health outlines how health care providers across the state continue to struggle with workforce shortages brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report… Read more »