Population health refers to “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.” The Walter Rand Institute conducts research, collects and analyzes data, and translates the findings for use by a broad range of stakeholders. We apply this knowledge toward policy development and program implementation. In turn, we evaluate policies and programs for effectiveness, further contributing to the research base available to decision-makers and practitioners.

Our work connects those who need it with the objective research and guidance necessary to make informed decisions about population health policy and program implementation.

WRI is also a sought-after backbone organization with a strong history of facilitating collaborative population health initiatives.

Current Work

Breast Cancer Care and Outcomes in Southern New Jersey

This study examines breast cancer treatment and outcomes in the Southern New Jersey Counties, focusing on disparate outcomes across sub-populations, and compares the region with the state as a whole.

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Co-Occurring Reentry Program Evaluation

WRI is evaluating the Second Chance Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders at the Camden County Correctional Facility.

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Cooper University Health Care’s Improving Health Care to Veterans Program Evaluation

Cooper University Health Care contracted WRI to evaluate their New Jersey Department of Health-funded Improving Health Care to Veterans Program. The program addresses the challenges of providing timely access to comprehensive primary and behavioral healthcare for veterans.

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Live Healthy Bridgeton Coalition

The Live Healthy Bridgeton Coalition is a partnership of public, private, and nonprofit organizations focused on improving health outcomes for the residents of Bridgeton, NJ.

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Next Generation of Community Leaders Program Evaluation

WRI is conducting a three-year evaluation of a New Jersey Health Initiatives-funded Next Generation of Community Leaders Program at Gateway Community Action Partnership in Bridgeton, NJ.

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Opioid Abuse Jail Diversion Program Planning and Evaluation

WRI is working with Camden County Correctional Facility to plan and evaluate their US Department of Justice-funded opioid abuse diversion program.

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Planning Study for Ending Food Insecurity in Bridgeton City

With funding from the Pappas Family Foundation, WRI is creating a plan for development of a food distribution program in the City of Bridgeton and Cumberland County.

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South Jersey Strengthening Families Initiative Evaluation

Commissioned by Pascale Sykes Foundation, WRI examines the impact of social service organization collaboration on child well-being, financial stability of families, and relationships between children and their caregivers.

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Public Reports and Resources

Don't Sugarcoat It: Diabetes Prevention Services in Southern New Jersey
Public Health Coalitions in South Jersey
Southern New Jersey County Health Data and Rankings

Related Projects

Camden School District Secondary Counseling Evaluation
Center for Family Services Peer Recovery Center Evaluation
Food Bank of South Jersey Healthy Living Initiative Evaluation
Live Healthy Salem County Coalition
Medical Legal Needs Assessment