Creating a Culture of Innovation in Networks

Event Details
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Rural Health Innovations (RHI)

Duration: 44 min

This webinar outlines the foundations of innovation and why innovative approaches are crucial to the work of rural health networks. The presentation reviews how networks can follow a process of innovation, from brainstorming to research to implementation. The presenter also explores the responsibilities of network leaders, board members, and key stakeholders within innovation and creativity. Participants consider ways to assess potential initiatives and move forward with next steps. 


  • Review how network stakeholders can think and work with innovation in mind
  • Learn how to apply principles of innovation and creativity when leading or facilitating a rural health network
  • Explore how networks develop and implement innovative approaches to strategies and programs


  • Mary Kay Chess, PhD, Director of Executive Education, National Cooperative of Health Networks (NCHN)