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January 23 Webinar
Webinar Overview: This webinar will explore how network evaluation & analysis can be used to aid in the process of designing better health systems at the organizational level. Three key considerations will be discussed: 1) diversity of participants, 2) equity in governance, and 3) centrality of the coordinating entity.
Presenter Info: Stephanie Bultema is a Senior Researcher at University of Colorado Denver’s Center on Network Science and Senior Research Scientist at Visible Network Labs where she co-founded and directs the Network Science Fellowship. Her research focuses on large-scale collaboration, community development, and designing interventions for system improvement through the study of inter-organizational networks. Stephanie has worked with dozens of public, health care, and community-based organizations on a wide range of community assessment, planning, evaluation, and capacity-building projects.
Full Webinar Description: Organizations are key players in improving health equity, but it can be challenging to assess organizational landscapes. How can we ensure populations are receiving equitable access to services if there is little understanding of the inter-organizational network of care within health systems?
One answer to addressing health inequity is to ensure organizations are collaborating and distributing resources across sectors and geographic boundaries to provide equitable access to care and services for all people, whether they live in urban or rural neighborhoods and regardless of their preferred point of access (church, school, health clinic). Descriptive network analysis can be used to understand inter-organizational collaboration and inform the design of network interventions to improve health equity.
This webinar will explore how network evaluation and analysis can be used to aid in the process of designing better health systems at the organizational level. Three key considerations will be discussed: 1) diversity of participants, 2) equity in governance, and 3) centrality of the coordinating entity.
In particular, this webinar will highlight findings from a network analysis of Eastern Washington’s health system that can help participants understand how to assess strong and weak points of a health system structure and use it as a planning tool to guide system improvement efforts and as a baseline for evaluation of the health system over time. As well as how to identify areas where organizations can improve equitable access to and provision of services by changing various collaborative practices to ensure resources are available to those who need them most.