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.


CONTENT KNOWLEDGE

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.

EXPERTISE

 

Applied Research

Program Evaluation

Data and Analysis

 

 

Convening

Community Engagement

Backbone Support

 

Strategic Planning

Capacity-Building

Technical Assistance

THE LATEST

 

Preparing HeroCare Connect for the Future

HeroCare Connect is a partnership of Deborah Heart and Lung Center and Cooper University Health Care serving veterans, active duty, and retired military and their families. Since March 2020, WRI, along with consultants who bring expertise on the population and legislative aspect of this project, have been assisting with aligning the program goals with the MISSION Act to become a model of specialty health care service for veterans, active duty, and retired military in the area

Partnering to assess human services needs in Burlington and Salem Counties

Every two years, counties are required by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) to study community needs and evaluate current services using both a quantitative and qualitative approach. This year, WRI is partnering with the Human Services Advisory Councils (HSAC) in Burlington and Salem Counties to assess the strength of current services for children and families and identify local needs.

WRI denounces racism, stands in solidarity.

Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs denounces all forms of racism. We are outraged and saddened by the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others, along with systemic injustices against Black people and people of color in our country. At WRI, Black Lives Matter. Brown Lives Matter.

 



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

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