Ecosystem Mapping and Tracking for Population and Community Health

In this informative webinar, we introduce the principles of network science and system thinking in the context of public health interventions. We explore how these concepts can be applied to improve collaboration and demonstrate the impact of your work, ultimately shifting local public health systems towards more equitable community health outcomes.

Our host, expert Dr. Varda brings years of experience in public health research, network science, and system thinking to this webinar. Our special guest, Dr. Glen P. Mays, is a nationally renowned expert in health systems dynamics and joins us to share his perspective and thoughts on ecosystem approaches. Watch the webinar below anytime free.

Dr. Varda
Dr. Danielle Varda

What Will You Learn During the Webinar?

Here are some of the topics we plan to cover during the webinar on April 11th:

  • Use ecosystem mapping and tracking to identify key stakeholders, partners, and resources in your community health network
  • Apply network science and system thinking to analyze and optimize your public health interventions
  • Leverage data and metrics to demonstrate the impact of your work and drive improvements in community health outcomes
  • Foster collaboration and build partnerships across sectors to achieve greater success in community health initiatives

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Meet our Presenter:

We are excited to be joined for this session by our CEO and network scientist, Dr. Danielle Varda, and our guest, Dr. Glen P. Mays, a public health systems researcher and thought leader in the field. Learn more about their previous experience below.

Dr. Glen P. Mays

Professor & Chair, Department of Health Systems, management & Policy, Colorado School of Public Health

Director, Systems for Action, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Glen P. Mays, PhD, is the chair and a professor in the Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy in the Colorado School of Public Health at CU Anschutz. On a national level, Dr. Mays is the Director of the Systems for Action Research program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Systems for Action tests strategies for aligning delivery and financing systems for medical care, public health, and social services to improve population health. 

Dr. Mays created and maintains the National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems that has followed a nationally-representative cohort of U.S. communities since 1998 to examine inter-organizational and inter-governmental approaches to public health delivery and financing. He is also director of the national Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRN) program, bringing together more than 2,000 state and local public health organizations from across the U.S. to conduct applied research on innovations in public health practice. 

Dr. Danielle Varda

CEO and Founder, Visible Network Labs

Danielle is a scientist turned start-up founder, leading VNL as CEO. Her combination of 20 years as a network scientist studying social connectedness and health, published author, 12 years as a tenured professor at the University of CO Denver, and her successful launch and scaling of the Center on Network Science came together in one big idea to start VNL. She is an entrepreneur, technologist, network scientist, fundraiser, and mother to three spirited girls. She is a nationally known expert and keynote speaker on applied network science, with specific expertise in health systems, public health systems, entrepreneurial ecosystems, and educational system approaches. Danielle has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles on networks and their impact. She leads VNL’s strategic partnership approach, is the company’s lead fundraiser, and has a vision for utilizing network science to solve our most pressing and intractable problems.

Meet your Webinar Host:

Visible Network Labs is a technology and service startup that uses network science to map and visualize the relationships and systems that impact health and well-being to strengthen social connectedness and collaboration. We host annual webinars on topics like network science, leadership, and social connectedness to share our research and insight with those who are using it to make the world a better place.

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Our Network Leader webinars focus on sharing insights, skills, and best practices for building, managing, and evaluating cross-sector community networks of community partners. Click below to watch previous webinars or sign up for updates related to this webinar series in the future.

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