Comparison of Public Health Organizational Structures Using Dynamic Network Analysis

The researchers examined how intra-organizational public health networks are linked to process and outcomes. Using dynamic organizational analysis, they studied several agency networks. They determined baselines for public health organizational networks, identified common elements, and related common elements identified to performance. The researchers also compared the public health networks to similar networks in the private sector, allowing their findings to be interpreted in that context and theory. The objective of this project was to provide public health managers with better understanding of the dynamics and impact of intra-organization networks, so that they can better plan for and justify allocating limited resources.