Two articles have come out recently describing our work using EgoWeb to deliver a social network intervention for Housing First residents in Los Angeles. Both articles are published in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice (an open access journal).
We think that our approach is an innovative way to deliver a social network health intervention that goes beyond using social network analysis to monitor, evaluate, or design a more traditional social network intervention that aims to efficiently diffuse a health educational intervention throughout a network. Our intervention is focused on changing social networks by enabling individuals to make changes in their networks through a combination of social network visualalizations and motivational interviewing.
We described this work in a poster at the Addiction Health Services Research Conference in 2015:
We will also be discussing our findings at the AHSR 2016 in Seattle, October 13-15. Our session is at 9:45 AM on Friday the 14th. The session is titled: “Using Innovative Technology to Increase Access to Alcohol Interventions for At Risk Groups”. See the program draft here.