The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families is working with researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to gather information about Wisconsin families’ experiences with early childhood programs such as home visitation programs, child care, and early education programs. The information collected from this multi-mode survey of families with young children will to help understand how early childhood programs can be improved to better serve families across Wisconsin.
The network of Feeding Wisconsin food banks and pantries are partnering with researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to gather information about how people are getting by these days.
CORES (Community Resources Study) is an academic study that examines health and social services issues facing households in our communities. The goal is to understand how best to work with communities to meet needs and strengthen the availability and use of local resources. We are interviewing randomly selected residents from different areas in the country to build on knowledge about what works and what doesn’t.
The City of Madison Paid Leave Study is a mixed mode web/mail survey of Madison city employees.
The Wisconsin Families Study is an evaluation of Project GAIN, a program in Milwaukee County funded by the Wisconsin Children’s Trust Fund to assist families in accessing economic resources, reducing financial stressors, and increasing income stability for the children and adults in the home.
In collaboration with the Chapin Hall Center for Children, the Department of Children and Family Services in the State of Illinois, the Department of Human Services in the State of Iowa, and the Department of Health and Family Services – Division of Children and Family Services in the State of Wisconsin, UWSC interviewed approximately 775 foster care youth placed with foster care providers at Wave 1 in 2002.
WiscAid is a team of researchers committed to understanding the factors affecting student success in college. A better understanding of how much financial aid is needed and the ways aid should be allocated is vital to improving the financial aid system in Wisconsin.
The UWSC has conducted ten focus groups on people’s experiences as they decide how to handle economic or legal problems in their lives.
The study focuses on the variation in strategy, structure, and mission among public interest law organizations and hopes to map the growing diversity of public interest practice in the United States.
This survey is conducted by the WI Department of Health and Family Services every ten years to determine the health care needs of the state’s older population, and to determine how best to help this population meet those needs.