A strong network of community partners is a powerful asset to any social change organization. However, it is not easy building these networks, especially if you are new to the challenge. Network science theories and lessons from the field have a great deal to teach
The past year of COVID quarantines and isolation has reaffirmed the importance of social connectedness in our lives. However, it has also exacerbated the issue of social isolation, with studies suggesting record levels of isolation and loneliness in the United States and around the world.
https://youtu.be/plXJcRT2ouM Network mapping and social network analysis is a powerful method for visualizing the quality and quantity of connections in a network of partners. It allows you to see who works with who, what resources are exchanged, how partners trust and value one another, and
The team at Visible Network Labs gathered this past week for their annual 3-day company retreat in Denver, Colorado. The full team met for the first time in nearly a year, with many staff meeting each other for the very first time face to face.
As many clinics and hospitals begin implementing screening programs for the social determinants of health, best practices are being identified and spread from site to site. Many providers have demonstrated the impact of taking a strength-based approach to social need screening and referrals. While SDOH
This summer we are ramping up our Development capacity with the addition of two new Full Stack Engineers to our team. This week we’re introducing Kāhea Hendrickson, one of our new staffers. He will be supporting our development of the PARTNER CPRM and PARTNERme, a
https://youtu.be/acotRX_7BlY The past year has created pressing new demands on social service providers, including food banks, nonprofits, and other food-related organizations. While the food systems sector was already a hub for collaborative innovation, COVID-19 further accelerated the importance of network leadership skills and strategy for
This summer we are ramping up our Development capacity with the addition of two new Full Stack Engineers to our team. This week we’re introducing Tyler Funk, one of our new staffers. He will be supporting our development of the PARTNER CPRM and PARTNERme, a
Only 10-20% of our health outcomes are determined by what happens in a medical clinic. You read that right. Just 10-20%! The other 80-90% results from our health behaviors, where we live, and other factors like access to housing, food, and social support. We call
Over the past four decades, a significant body of literature has demonstrated that there is a significant link between social connectedness – our relationships with others – and our health and well-being. While this feels and sounds intuitive, you may have wondered specifically how our