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Homelessness in Minnesota, 2015 Study
Wilder Research, June 2017
Every three years, Wilder Research conducts a statewide survey of people who are homeless or living in temporary housing programs. The study includes counts and estimates of the number of people who are homeless and face-to-face interviews with homeless people throughout Minnesota to better understand the causes and circumstances of homelessness. more info >
America's Health Rankings: Senior Report 2017
United Health Foundation, May 2017, 140 pp.
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of senior population health on a national and state-by-state basis across 34 measures of senior health. This year's report notes, among other things, national improvements in several clinical care measures and challenges in community & environment measures related to nutrition and access to healthy foods. more info >
Title III-E Caregiver Services
Wilder Research, April 2017
The Minnesota Board on Aging was interested in exploring how available funds for caregivers have been spent and what caregivers, service providers, and aging experts say about current and future needs and services. Specifically, the report explores how federal and state resources made available through Title III-E of the Older Americans Act have been configured, offered, and used in Minnesota and what might be done to optimize the value of these resources in the future. more info >
How Neighborhoods Affect the Health and Well-Being of Older Americans
Population Reference Bureau, February 2017, 12 pp.
A growing body of research shows that living in disadvantaged neighborhoods--characterized by high poverty--is associated with weak social ties, problems accessing health care and other services, reduced physical activity, health problems, mobility limitations, and high stress. This report summarizes recent research on the association between neighborhood conditions and the health and well-being of older adults. more info >
Greater Minnesota: Refined and Revisited
Minnesota State Demographic Center, January 2017, 68 pp.
This report details demographic and economic characteristics of Minnesota's residents using a four-tiered definition of an area--urban, large town, small town, and rural--based on both population size and proximity to other communities. more info >
The Unmet Need for Care: Vulnerability Among Older Adults
Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire, April 2016, 6 pp.
This brief explores factors in the unmet need for care among older adults. Many older adults are frail, have difficulty meeting their daily needs, and do not have family members or friends to turn to in times of need. Unmarried individuals and those who live alone are more likely than others to need care but not receive it. more info >