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Public Health and Health Care


Quality of life in Minnesota is intrinsically tied to the health of its residents. Wilder Research works with community organizations, health care institutions, public health and state agencies, and funders to understand how to improve health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequities.

Our work includes studies to understand factors that contribute to health inequities, community needs assessments to describe the health priorities of residents, and evaluations of programs and initiatives working to improve health and wellbeing. We also study pilot programs and interventions aimed to increase quality of care, reduce health inequities, or improve access to care.


Food insecurity in the wake of COVID-19

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Wilder Research Helps St. Louis Park Understand and Find Solutions to Food Insecurity

Food insecurity—not having reliable and sufficient amounts of affordable, nutritious food—may be an unfamiliar term, but the problem is not new. Food insecurity is tied to poverty, but is also impacted by transportation, low wages, ...More about this story »

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