Cyber-Seminar Will Address Systems Thinking to Solve Public Health Problems
The December 14 NCI Research to Reality (R2R) cyber-seminar will feature an overview by Dr. Allan Best on systems thinking and practical tools to help solve complex population health issues.
Addressing these health issues often requires intervention and engagement with key stakeholders and organizations across many levels, ranging from local entities (schools, churches, and work environments), to regional systems (health departments and hospital networks), to entire countries (national agencies). This multilevel, multiparticipant view is at the heart of systems thinking, a process of understanding how parts influence one another within a whole.
Drs. Ross Brownson and Ken McLeroy will provide real-world examples of how systems models can be applied in a variety of settings. Dr. Brownson will highlight the use of concept mapping and discuss the different levels that should be considered when implementing evidence-based programs within organizations or developing public health policies. Dr. McLeroy's presentation will focus on the use of social network analysis as a tool to analyze community capacity and ensure that organizations and communities are working together to develop, implement, evaluate, and sustain effective programs.
For more information and to register for this event, visit the R2R website, where you can watch presentations and join discussions. This cyber-seminar will be available on the R2R website approximately 1 week after the presentation.
If you missed any of the past cyber-seminars, you can view them in the R2R archive.
NCI Cancer Bulletin for November 29, 2011 - National Cancer Institute