Systems Thinking for Capacity in Health

We believe that systems thinking and complexity science can be transformational in global health by increasing local capacity and shared learning, and minimizing unintended consequences.

HSR 2016: Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

After reviewing the presentations, break-outs, etc the following is a list of those that may be of interest to those interested in systems thinking, complexity, transformational and change. For more … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Introductory White Paper

The Introduction white paper (An Introduction to Complex Systems Thinking in Health) introduces key systems thinking concepts that can be applied to health systems at every level. These key concepts include … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Systems Thinking in Short-term Health Missions

An article entitled “Systems Thinking in Short-term Health Missions: A Conceptual Introduction and Consideration of Implications for Practices” was recently published in The Christian Journal for Global Health. This commentary … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video – Jamkhed as an Example of Complex Systems Thinking in Health

We have made tremendous strides in health by focusing on one disease, patient, or program at a time. However, this fragmented approach too often results in unintended consequences such as … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video – Health Change Agents in Complex Environments

Healthcare workers can be powerful agents for change in their communities. ST4C Health is excited to present this 5 minute video that follows Bernice, a midwife in a small village. … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Video – Systems Thinking and Complexity in Health: A Short Introduction

ST4C Health is pleased to present this 5 min video that visually represents key systems thinking ideas and their application to global health. Factors that influence our health are constantly … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Join the Revolution: Systems Thinking to transform Thailand’s health system

The Mozambican lady in the corner is one story among an ocean of peoples suffering from a breakdown in current heath systems. A systems thinking approach to health as predicated … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

10 Great Resources for Systems Thinking and Complexity in Health

Fred Nelson We believe the following ten resources to be great systems thinking and complexity in health resources for health professionals in all fields seeking to apply these ideas to … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Thematic Sub-Group of SHaPeS on Complexity Science and System Thinking

Introduction SHaPeS, the “Social Science Approaches for Research and Engagement in Health Policy & Systems” working group for Health Systems Global, has recently approved the formation of a thematic sub-group … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

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