Leveraging data and engaging the community to guide good policy and practice in the region.

Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs (WRI) is an applied research and public service center at Rutgers University-Camden working to address issues impacting residents and communities in southern New Jersey. With two decades of experience in evaluation, public policy, and organizational development, WRI has helped organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors develop partnerships and achieve optimal effectiveness. WRI aims to contribute knowledge for sound policy and practice in South Jersey through research, community engagement, and coalition building.


OUR FOCUS

Population Health & Wellness

Providing data on health in populations and communities to guide informed decisions.

Criminal Justice & Public Safety

Connecting residents with information and support for safe communities.

Community Development

Helping organizations and communities plan strategically and grow in collaborative ways.

HOW WE WORK

 

Applied Research

Program Evaluation

Data and Analysis

 

 

Convening

Community Engagement

Backbone Support

 

Strategic Planning

Capacity-Building

Technical Assistance

THE LATEST

 

Timing County Hospital Bed Shortfall during COVID-19

On March 16, 2020, we released a research brief comparing estimates of available hospital beds, by the eight South Jersey counties, with the likely demand for hospital beds under three coronavirus spread scenarios. This follow-up brief updates the previous model and predicts when demand for hospital beds will first surpass capacity in each of the 21 New Jersey counties.

Regional Health System Shortfalls with a Novel COVID-19 Model

Our ability to respond to COVID-19 depends on our health systems’ capacity to serve people that are sick. And it depends on everyone’s efforts to keep the number of sick people as low as possible. The fewer sick people there are at any given time, the better our health system can care for us.

Freeman, Twomey and Collins Named South Jerseyans of the Year

2020 marks 20 years that WRI has been serving the residents and communities in southern New Jersey. Join us and celebrate at the Walter & Leah Rand Awards and Scholarship Dinner on April 30 at The Merion in Cinnaminson.

 



This event is postponed to Thursday, October 1, 2020.

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