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Publications

Community Carrying Capacity to Address Health System Referrals: A Networked Approach

2020-11-24T16:35:56-07:00

Visible Network Labs is constantly conducting new research into networks, including social connectedness, inter-organizational collaboration, cross-sector partnership, and community and public health. This new paper was introduced at the 2020 Journal of Health & Human Services Administration Symposium. As evidence emerges that health outcomes are [...]

Community Carrying Capacity to Address Health System Referrals: A Networked Approach2020-11-24T16:35:56-07:00

Health System Patient Referrals for Unmet Social Needs: Exploring the Capacity of Community-Based Organizations to Absorb Them

2020-11-11T13:18:19-07:00

We conducted this research to better understand the capacity of community organizations to abosrb health system patient referrals for unmet social needs. This study examines the perspectives, resources, role and services provided by community-based organisations (CBOs) in response to the integration of health and social [...]

Health System Patient Referrals for Unmet Social Needs: Exploring the Capacity of Community-Based Organizations to Absorb Them2020-11-11T13:18:19-07:00

Using Social Network Analysis to Understand the Perceived Role and Influence of Foundations

2020-10-12T17:30:16-06:00

In this research study ("Using Social Network Analysis to Understand the Perceived Role and Influence of Foundations") we used social network analysis and the PARTNER Platform to better understand how foundations are perceived by their partners and grantees.Collaboration between foundations and other organizations is critical [...]

Using Social Network Analysis to Understand the Perceived Role and Influence of Foundations2020-10-12T17:30:16-06:00

Partnerships for Recovery Across The Sectors (PRACTIS) Toolkit

2020-10-14T14:37:22-06:00

This toolkit demonstrates how to use the PARTNER platform for coordinating and assessing recovery networks. Based on a partnership between VNL, RAND, and the NY State Health Department, the use case is focused on response networks after Hurricane Sandy. The RAND Corporation, in partnership with DOHMH; [...]

Partnerships for Recovery Across The Sectors (PRACTIS) Toolkit2020-10-14T14:37:22-06:00

Evaluating Networks Using PARTNER: A Social Network Evaluation Tool

2020-10-14T14:47:32-06:00

Today, cross-sector partners are working together and utilizing a systems approach to solve and tackle complex social problems facing their communities. While building cross-sector organizational networks has become a best practice in solving complex problems, there is little guidance or evidence on how it can [...]

Evaluating Networks Using PARTNER: A Social Network Evaluation Tool2020-10-14T14:47:32-06:00

Structural Holes and Networks

2020-11-06T17:34:14-07:00

The theory of structural holes and networks suggests that intentional leaving gaps between members of a network provides certain key advantages. Tightly interconnected networks are full of redundant information - you don't necessarily need to actively work with everything in a coalition to fully leverage [...]

Structural Holes and Networks2020-11-06T17:34:14-07:00

Implications of Network Structure on Public Health Collaboratives

2020-10-16T16:20:46-06:00

Interorganizational collaboration is an essential function of public health agencies. These partnerships form social networks that involve diverse types of partners and varying levels of interaction. Such collaborations are widely accepted and encouraged, yet very little comparative research exists on how public health partnerships develop [...]

Implications of Network Structure on Public Health Collaboratives2020-10-16T16:20:46-06:00

Public Health, Mental Health & Primary Care Differences in Urban and Rural Counties in a System of Care for Children with Special Healthcare Needs

2020-10-16T16:41:27-06:00

Background: Collaboration among partners in a health system of care (SOC) has many benefits. In large and complex systems, the role of public health, mental health, and primary care play critical roles in the provision of care. How these systems vary across urban and rural [...]

Public Health, Mental Health & Primary Care Differences in Urban and Rural Counties in a System of Care for Children with Special Healthcare Needs2020-10-16T16:41:27-06:00

Hospital Interaction and Investment in Public Health Systems: A Conceptual Study

2020-11-24T13:45:18-07:00

Background: Health care reform has resulted in changes throughout the health system, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and IRS requirements that nonprofit hospitals conduct community health needs assessments and develop implementation plans to guide greater investment in their respective communities. This has led to [...]

Hospital Interaction and Investment in Public Health Systems: A Conceptual Study2020-11-24T13:45:18-07:00