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The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation process is a rigorous assessment of a health department’s capacity to serve its community effectively. By achieving PHAB accreditation, health departments demonstrate their commitment to high-quality performance standards and continuous improvement. One of the key aspects of the
Public health has long acknowledged the importance of partnership-building in achieving better health outcomes. As professionals in the field continually adapt their strategies to maximize the benefits of collaboration, various approaches have emerged. In our latest infographic, we present a comprehensive overview of these approaches
A systems approach to collaboration is a powerful way to improve social and environmental outcomes and strengthen communities and neighborhoods. However, most systems are messy and complex creatures that take time and resources to study and understand. Without the right insight into how the system
During our webinar last week on Ecosystem Mapping and Tracking for Community Health, we shared a number of research articles and resources for those who want to learn more about the subject. We asked our team for more of their favorite links and compiled them
As experts in network science and public health systems, our team has witnessed firsthand the transformative potential of building an effective public health collaborative. These networks, comprised of diverse stakeholders from various sectors, have the power to address complex public health challenges and improve the
In recent years, the importance of strong partnerships and collaboration between hospitals and public health systems has become increasingly clear. These alliances are critical for improving the health and well-being of communities, addressing health disparities, and enhancing the overall quality of healthcare. In this article,
A Network Science Brief from Visible Network Labs When conducting a social network analysis or using PARTNER CPRM, you have the opportunity to collect more useful descriptive data about your partners with network member attributes. These are characteristics or demographics of the organizations that make
Social network analysis is a powerful tool to visualize systems and networks of partners in a particular community or issue area. It is increasingly being used in the philanthropic sector by foundations to improve the way they collaborate and leverage their network of partners, grantees,
Across the United States, Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs) are collaborating and partnering with communities, and the people and organizations within them to deliver on a shared goal – building places that thrive and improve health and well-being for all community members. Learn More Background
Social network analysis is a powerful way to visualize collaboration between partners, demonstrate your collective impact, and create actionable insights to improve the way you work together in the future. While a good deal of attention goes into designing and sharing your survey, the real
Using a network science lens can create powerful, actionable insights for building and leveraging networks effectively. For example, network analysis considers how network members view each other and how those perceptions lead to varying outcomes. This is one of the insights of a network way
A Network Science Brief from Visible Network Labs Our clients often ask us, ‘how often should we be surveying our network and conducting follow-up evaluations?’ While we wish there was a simple answer to this question, in reality, it depends on your unique context and
While most providers, social workers, and other helping professionals now realize the importance of social support and care, few have the information, data, tools, and resources required to make an impact on those they serve. We need better ways to screen for social needs, analyze
By Marissa Baron & Jenny Lawlor Research shows that community coalition and collaborative network effectiveness is connected to member participation, diversity, and group cohesion (Zakocs & Edwards, 2006). To realize this in practice, networks must be set up with engagement in mind. Two theoretical perspectives
By Marissa Baron & Jenny Lawlor When working with clients and community partners, the VNL team is frequently asked two questions: When is it the right time to conduct a network evaluation survey? When is the right time to conduct a follow-up or second round
This article is adapted from a presentation by our CEO, Dr. Danielle Varda, called Thinking Like a Network Scientist. Click here to watch the session. Two decades ago, public and nonprofit sector leaders started to cultivate a new practice called ‘the network way of working.’
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