New Research Documents the Power of Strong Community Networks in Improving Health

A national study published by researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health provides strong evidence that community networks can lead to long-term population health improvements.Since the turn of the century, the American population has declined in health status, longevity and, in some groups, life expectancy. Health policy officials across the country are testing strategies for reversing these trends. The study, conducted by UK College of Public Health researchers and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), indicates that communities can reduce deaths from multiple preventable causes by building multi-organizational networks that support a set of population health improvement activities.

To continue reading the press release, go to: http://systemsforaction.org/news/public-health-study-documents-power-strong-community-networks-improving-health

The article citation is:

Cross-Sector Networks:Preventable Death Rates Fell Where Communities Expanded Population Health Activities Through Multisector Networks

  • Glen P. Mays,
  • Cezar B. Mamaril,
  • and Lava R. Timsina

Health Affairs, November 2016 35: 112005-2013; doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2016.0848

 

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