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Following on this topic, you may be interested in some Australian
work...

A network approach for researching partnerships in health
Jenny M Lewis
http://www.anzhealthpolicy.com/content/2/1/22

regards, rick davies
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> On Thu Mar 23 03:40:43 PST 2006, "Scott E. Clair" 
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>> As Tom mentioned social network courses are starting to appear 
>> for public health but have not made the leap to social work 
>> schools to the best of my knowledge.  Would SNA be useful to 
>> them I certainly think so.  There have been a few studies to 
>> date that have looked at things like service referral networks, 
>> these could be useful for a number of purposes; for example, to 
>> see where connections need to be made to enhance service 
>> delivery.
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>> -scott
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:	Social Networks Discussion Forum on behalf of Tom Valente
>> Sent:	Wed 3/22/2006 5:07 PM
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>> Subject:	Re: SNA in Social Work and Human Services
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>> Dhrubodhi
>> There is some gradual growth in training social network analysis 
>> within public health, and most large schools of public health 
>> have someone doing network analysis who possibly teaches a class 
>> or in conjunction with a Sociology or other social science 
>> department.  Usually this occurs at the doctoral level, but in 
>> some cases a few adventurous or unwitting master's level 
>> students will participate. I teach a network analysis course 
>> with a public health orientation and this semester have 3 of 15 
>> students who are MPH (Master of Public Health) students.  I 
>> don't know of many courses or efforts in Social Work.
>> This is all just my impression.
>> -Tom
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>> Dhrubodhi Mukherjee wrote:
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>>> Hi All
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>>> I was wondering does SNA skills would anyway be relevant for 
>>> the vast human
>>> service workforce who work as caseworkers, lobbyist, 
>>> grant-writers,
>>> administrators in different human service organizations. A 
>>> Master degree
>>> training in social work usually require practioners to learn 
>>> basic research
>>> methods and statistics so that they can evaluate their own 
>>> practice, does
>>> SNA have any such application for Micro (caseworkers, 
>>> counsellors, family
>>> therapists) and Macro (community organizers, administrators, 
>>> lobbyist) level
>>> human service workers? Are there any human service master 
>>> program (Social
>>> Work, Public Health, Public Administration) that offer SNA 
>>> training to their
>>> practitioners? Any information or studies or clarification on 
>>> this line
>>> would be appreciated.
>>> 
>>> thanks
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>>> Dhrubodhi
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>>> --
>>> Dhrubodhi Mukherjee. MSW Phd Candidate
>>> Assistant Professor
>>> School of Social Work
>>> Southern Illinois University Carbondale
>>> Carbondale, IL 62901
>>> Phone: 618 453 5356
>>> Fax: 618 453 4291
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