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Author: Alex Derr

How to Build a Community Network
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How to Build a Community Network: Lessons From Network Science

Community networks are essential in tackling wide-ranging societal challenges such as public health, education, equity, and environmental sustainability. These networks, which comprise individuals, organizations, and stakeholders, collaborate to spearhead change and implement solutions. In this article, we’ll introduce some important actionable insights from network science

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Measure Relationship Quality with SNA
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How Do You Measure the “Strength” of a Relationship Using SNA?

Understanding the strength of relationships within a network is crucial for anyone involved in community partnerships, collaborative projects, or organizational networks. Whether you are working in healthcare, education, environmental advocacy, or any other field, measuring the strength of these relationships can inform your strategies, enhance

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Transformational Systems Change for Community Health with PARTNER CPRM
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Transformational Systems Change for Community Health with PARTNER CPRM

In today’s rapidly evolving health landscape, addressing global health challenges requires more than isolated interventions. A comprehensive systems perspective is crucial, as highlighted in a growing body of literature advocating for a holistic approach to health systems strengthening.  However, after a decade of cross-sector attempts

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What can social network analysis tell you?
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What Can Social Network Analysis Actually Tell You?

In today’s interconnected world, understanding the intricate web of relationships within communities, organizations, and systems is more crucial than ever. Social Network Analysis (SNA) provides a powerful lens to examine these connections, revealing valuable insights that can drive strategic decisions and foster meaningful collaboration. But

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History of Social Network Analysis
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Uncover the Fascinating History of Social Network Analysis (SNA)

Social Network Analysis (SNA) is an interdisciplinary scientific method that leverages theories from sociology, mathematics, statistics, and computer science. This approach examines social structures through networks and graphs by mapping relationships and flows between individuals, groups, organizations, and other interconnected entities. The goal of SNA

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Exciting New Features Coming to PARTNER CPRM in May 2024

Visible Network Labs is thrilled to announce the rollout of several new features this May to enhance your experience with PARTNER CPRM™. These updates underscore our commitment to leveraging advanced network science to support your efforts in community partnership management. Here’s what’s new: 1. Arc

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Network Leadership Guide

Advice for building, managing, and assessing cross-sector networks or coalitions of partners.

Ecosystem Mapping Template

A template to map the connections and interactions between key stakeholders in your community.

Network Strategy Planner

A worksheet and guide to help you think through and develop your network or ecosystem strategy.

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