From local community needs assessments to an advisory role as a member of the ALICE Research Committee for Texas, Dr. Wang's work includes data analysis and research centered on community impact.
COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENTS
The Community Status Report project done in partnership with Lubbock Area United Way and other community stakeholders provides statistics related to health, safety, education and more for the area. In addition to local area statistics, there are comparisons to state and national statistics, along with trends over a period of years.
ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. It represents a growing population—individuals and families who are working, but are unable to afford the basic necessities like housing, food, and health care. Dr. Wang is a member of the ALICE Research Advisory Committee for Texas.
In 2022 Dr. Wang wrote the Regional Needs Assessment for DFPS/CPS Region 9 under contract with One Accord for Kids (OAK) in Midland, Texas.