Members of the Minnesota Child Welfare Research Collaborative (MCWRC), initiated through grant support from the Children, Youth and Family Consortium and the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, include representatives from the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health and Public Safety and Hennepin County with expertise ranging from social epidemiology, youth risk behaviors and resilience, crime and juvenile justice and managing large data sets.

Together, we forge new cross-disciplinary and interagency partnerships, and we have the capacity to merge administrative data sets across systems providing information to policymakers, researchers and practitioners on ways to improve child wellbeing in Minnesota.

Our Mission: To promote child wellbeing by creating an interdisciplinary body of research focused on education and health of youth (co-occurrence/ common causes and consequences) in Minnesota, combing data and other institutional resources.

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Opportunities are available for collaborative research and student internships or projects. Please review the information on this site and contact us for more details.