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We’ve done a lot of research and written many papers over our decades of time studying networks. Topics range from network governance and communication to network trust and strategies. Here are all our peer-reviewed articles and other scientific papers free to read and use for non-commercial purposes. Check back for new research – we regularly publish new findings and papers.
Patterns in PARTNERing across Public Health Collaboratives
Abstract: Inter-organizational networks represent one of the most promising practice-based approaches in public health as a way to attain resources, share knowledge, and, in turn, improve population health outcomes. However, the interdependencies and effectiveness related to the structure, management, and costs of these networks represents
Systems of Care for Children with Special Healthcare Needs: A Patient-Centered Approach to Evaluate Public Health Roles
Abstract: Despite the apparent success that local and state health departments have had integrating a public health approach to provide programs and services for families with children who have complex health needs, there continues to be mixed results in terms of satisfaction and degree of
Network analysis of RE-AIM framework: chronology of the field and the connectivity of its contributors
The reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance (RE-AIM) framework has been widely used for translational research. We used social network analysis (SNA) to explore how innovative research frameworks, such as RE-AIM, have diffused over time in academic literature. A structured literature review was conducted on
The Influence of Teaching Methodology on Student Social Interaction
In this paper, we explore the effects of various teaching methodologies on the social interactions reported by university students in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. Specifically, we will answer the question: How do different teaching methodologies affect the formation
Analysis of Network Characteristics and Quality of Interactions Among Public Health Collaboratives
While the benefits of collaboration have become widely accepted and the practice of collaboration is growing within the public health system, a paucity of research exists that examines factors and mechanisms related to effective collaboration between public health and their partner organizations. The purpose of
A Systemic Review of Collaboration and Network Research in the Public Affairs Literature
In public health departments across America, teams are building partnerships and networks in their communities to help address the social determinants of health and other upstream community health factors. However, there’s very little in the literature that provides a data-based perspective on network best practices
Theory of Collaborative Policy Networks: Identifying Structural Tendencies
Support for the “democratization of the policy sciences” has led to the development of a number of frameworks and theories to enhance the normative, multidisciplinary approach to policy analysis. However, this approach has been challenged for failing to produce the objective empirical and normative standards
Growth of Partnerships for Patient Safety: A Study of Practice Adoption
In this paper, our team tried to better understand the Growth of Partnerships for Patient Safety, specifically considering their impact on patient safety practice adoption rates. Read the full paper further below and download it for any non-commercial purposes. Objectives. To document the numbers and
Social Network Analysis for Disasters: Issues and Insights Prompted by Post-Katrina Research
It’s long been recognized that social capital and networks play an important role in communities during disaster recovery. This paper sought to better understand the ways we can use social network analysis for disasters to understand the link between social networks and disaster relief and
Strategies to improve global influenza surveillance: A decision tool for policymakers
Background: Global pandemic influenza preparedness relies heavily on public health surveillance, but it is unclear that current surveillance fully meets pandemic preparedness needs. Methods: We first developed a conceptual framework to help systematically identify strategies to improve the detection of an early case or cluster
Nonprofit Resource Contribution and Mission Alignment in Partnerships
As collaborative networks become an increasingly common tool for public and non-profit managers to reach their goals, we conducted research that explores the unique contributions and attributes of nonprofit partners in these networks. Nonprofit Resource Contribution and Mission Alignment in Partnerships. Below is the abstract for the
Systems of Care for Children with Special Needs – Strengthening Health Care Systems
Current approaches to addressing the problems families face when navigating complex service systems on behalf of their children rely largely on state or nationally driven efforts around the development of systems of care (SOCs). However, operationalizing meaningful family involvement within SOCs remains a challenge, with
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