St. Cloud Survey
I would greatly appreciate your help. Below is a key informant
survey on technology models and tools for collaborative problem-solving in
public health. You are
part of a small pilot group
of broad-thinking professionals giving viewpoints from different sectors:
government, academic, non-profit, and commercial.
Each response will be read carefully and you will receive a summary.
Thank you for responding by the end of Monday,
May 15th, 2000.
survey has 11 questions and should take 15-40 minutes, depending upon the
number of links you explore in question #8.
Internet technology has redefined time and
distance. It is extending the consequences, intended and unintended, of societal and corporate
decisions. We are learning how profoundly these decisions affect our public health challenges. As
public health matures with the global information infrastructure, it becomes
more important to:
- work across public/private sectors,
- understand health in the context of complex and rapidly
evolving systems (social, economic, technological, environmental), and
- ensure that everyone involved is
at the "virtual" discussion table.
What kinds of technologies will help us to build deep
relationships among varied stakeholders? What kinds of technologies will help
us to share in the creation of knowledge bases for innovation and better decision-making?
Your replies will help chart this emerging landscape,
from West African countries rebuilding after devastating wars to
epidemiologists tracking the effects of animal feed antibiotics in groundwater
in local communities. Here is a link
for more background and examples of current global electronic dialogues.
This survey is for my masters thesis in public health
and has received
approval from the University of Washington Human Subjects Division. Your
name, e-mail and IP address will not be recorded. Data will be presented in the aggregate and no
individual respondent will be able to be identified in reports.
Thank you for your time. Warm
regards, Jean Wooldridge