Here are some references that review some of this work:
Valente, T. W., Palinkas, L. A., Czaja, S., Chu, K. H., & Brown, C. H. (2015). Social Network Analysis for Program Implementation. PLoS One, 10(6), e0131712. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131712.
Valente, T. W. (2012). Network Interventions. Science, 337, 49-53. PMCID# 22767921
Flodgren G, Parmelli E, Doumit G, Gattellari M, O’Brien MA, Grimshaw J, Eccles MP (2010). Local opinion leaders: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes (Review). The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by JohnWiley & Sons, Ltd, accessed online, May 22, 2013.
Gesell, S. B., Barkin, S. L., Sommer, E. C., Thompson, J. R., & Valente, T. W. (2016). Increases in network ties are associated with increased cohesion among intervention participants. Health Education & Behavior, 43(2), 208-216.
van den Berg, Y. H., Segers, E., & Cillessen, A. H. (2012). Changing peer perceptions and victimization through classroom arrangements: A field experiment. Journal of abnormal child psychology, 40(3), 403-412.
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Social Networks and Health (2010) Oxford University Press.
Evaluating Health Promotion Programs, (2002) Oxford University Press.
Network Models of the Diffusion of Innovations, (1995) Hampton Press.
can anyone share references for studies that have used network-based interventions to increase ties (personal or whole networks)? Or intervention studies to enhance social capital accumulation in networks. Health-focused studies are especially helpful.
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