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The initial energy of launching a community network or forming a coalition is truly something to behold. Seeing disparate groups converge, aligning their objectives, and celebrating their first victories together creates an invigorating sense of camaraderie and shared purpose. However, one of the key challenges
In the digital age, artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our lives, and the world of cross-sector collaboration is no exception. From streamlining communication to aiding in data analysis, AI can help networks and coalitions work together more effectively. Today, we’ll explore
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
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,
In the coming months, our team will introduce new ways to enter data while using PARTNER for community partner relationship management. Many users have asked for more options for capturing and uploading relationship information – and now you can. Here is a quick overview of
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,
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
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
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