Network Analysis in MCH Practice

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Date Developed: 09/01/2014. Source: National MCH Workforce Development Center. Presenter(s): Lorie Wayne Chesnut, DrPH, MPH. Type: n.a.. Level: Introductory. Length: n.a..


This 27-minute tutorial explains and demonstrates a systems tool that can help users understand connections between agencies, partners and their roles. The presentation defines network analysis and its applications in public health practice, focusing on examples from maternal and child health. It also includes extensive resources, including software packages that can be used for network analysis.

Learning Objectives

• Define network analysis and understand basic terminology associated with this technique.

• Explain the role of network analysis in public health practice.

• Discuss applications for maternal and child health programs.

• Identify resources available to MCH practitioners.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.