Using Social Network Analysis to Measure Coalition Collaboration

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Comprehensive cancer control (CCC) success depends on collaboration, from engaging coalitions to sharing promising practices and integrating efforts to maximize time and resources. However, collaboration is difficult to evaluate.

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center used social network analysis (SNA) to improve program delivery and monitor the development of relationships between Community Roundtable participants working to integrate cancer and chronic disease efforts. Join us for this webinar session to learn how coalitions can leverage SNA to inform program and coalition improvement, provide data that support anecdotes and demonstrate the development of professional relationships. This CDC-funded event was developed in response to technical assistance requests by comprehensive cancer control (CCC) stakeholders and coalition leaders.   

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define social network analysis (SNA)
  • Describe ways to use SNA to monitor the development of relationships and improve program delivery

Kanako Kashima, MPH formerly worked at the George Washington University Cancer Center, where she lead the planning, implementation and evaluation of multiple capacity-building projects for national comprehensive cancer control programs and coalitions. Currently, Kanako is Director of Health Equity, Community Projects at the American Cancer Society, where she is leading the development of community leadership teams across the country charged with tackling health equity issues within their organizations and communities.