Social Network Gap Analysis Evaluation: A Case Study of the Southeastern Health Equity Council
Despite the growing emphasis on collaboration in public health, there remains a dearth of literature providing tools for the evaluation of coalitions and councils. This study employed social network gap analysis as an evaluation tool. Survey data collected from the Southeastern Health Equity Council members were used to assess connections among members as a whole, by committee, by state, and by health specialty area. Analysis of how well Southeastern Health Equity Council met the representation outlined in its strategic plan was also conducted. Recommendations for improving the network and opportunities to effectively recruit and advance the work of Southeastern Health Equity Council are discussed.
Bright, Candace Forbes; Cozart, Thometta; Bagley, Braden; Scott, Hannah; and Dennis, Jonathan. 2019. Social Network Gap Analysis Evaluation: A Case Study of the Southeastern Health Equity Council. Family and Community Health. Vol.42(1). 44-53. https://doi.org/10.1097/FCH.0000000000000210 PMID: 30431468 ISSN: 0160-6379