Measuring Partnerships in Public Health

February 2009

What does good connectivity mean in public health partnerships and how can it be measured? Danielle Varda, Ph.D. explored this idea in her HCFO grant in PHSR and found that the dimensions for assessing the value of a partner are power and influence, active involvement, and resources. Additionally, she found that public health collaboratives are dominated by community-based organizations, public health departments, and direct service health care providers. Learn more in the HCFO Findings Brief.