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Jan 15, 2021

Zero to Five Social Network Analysis

What is Social Network Analysis? 

Coalitions and collaboratives are frequently established to bring together partners from both the public and private sectors to address complex health and social issues. Even though collaboration is key to improving community health, there is often little emphasis placed on measuring how Collaborative networks build capacity and evolve. Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a research methodology that measures how organizations participate in a network and the quantity and quality of relationships between partners. SNA can help networks identify ways to improve how partners work together to achieve desired outcomes. SNA can inform strategies to strengthen relationships, leverage resources, and monitor change in networks over time.

In 2021, Headwaters Foundation commissioned Social Network Analyses for five Zero to Five collaboratives in Western Montana. Find them here:

Zero to Five Missoula County

Zero to Five Mineral County

Zero to Five Lincoln County

Zero to Five Lewis and Clark County

Zero to Five Butte Silver Bow County