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A Global Social Network to Catalyze Solutions for Chronic NCD: A Case Study on the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network

Authors:

Jordan D. Jarvis ,

Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network, Boston, MA, US
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Eric Obscherning,

Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network, Boston, MA, US
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Karen Siegel,

Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network, Boston, MA; Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Emory Global Diabetes Research Center, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, US
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Sandeep P. Kishore

Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network, Boston, MA, US
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Abstract

Highlights

  • Social networks like YP-CDN are invaluable for achieving global NCD targets.
  • Social networks are adaptive so they respond well to the complex NCD landscape.
  • A distributed structure allows all members of the network to lead and drive change.
  • Emergent behavior allows networks like YP-CDN to test and scale new ideas.
  • YP-CDN is mobilizing a global advocacy movement of local health leaders.
How to Cite: Jarvis JD, Obscherning E, Siegel K, Kishore SP. A Global Social Network to Catalyze Solutions for Chronic NCD: A Case Study on the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network. Global Heart. 2016;11(4):463–5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gheart.2016.10.008
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Published on 01 Dec 2016.

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