Resources to Support Systems Thinking
This list is designed to provide Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program grantees with additional resources to support their systems thinking efforts.
This tool is part of the Putting Systems Thinking into Practice Toolkit.
This book uses the systems thinking approach to guide transformative change in our personal lives and organizations.
This interactive online workshop offers a framework and tools to overcome the equity challenges in workplace data.
This article discusses how to make the mental shift to systems thinking: identifying problems versus symptoms of larger issues, and understanding the roadblocks to putting systems thinking into practice.
This workbook will walk you through a process of applying a systems thinking practice. It was used as part of the OPA systems thinking series.
This paper reports on findings from a systematic review designed to investigate the state of systems science research in public health.
Systems Thinking and Organizational Learning: Acting Locally and Thinking Globally in the Organization of the Future
This article offers an overview of systems thinking in organizations and explains why this kind of thinking is vital for organizational growth.
This resourceful book outlines how a Collective Impact system works and innovative applications to issues facing community developers.
The Waters Center for Systems Thinking provides resources to bring more understanding of what systems thinking is and how to incorporate the habits, tools, and concepts of systems thinking into both professional work and daily life to achieve desired results.
This study explores how 17 common systems thinking practices correlate to the different Myers-Briggs Type Inventory types. It also explores how different personality types approach systems thinking.
This short blog post lists the habits and mental practices of a systems thinker.
This resource explains the different aspects of systems thinking methods and the seven accompanying essential mental modalities.
This peer-reviewed article on implementing systems thinking into practice uses Behavior Over Time graphs in public health to generate discussion and create solutions to complex issues.
The Inclusion of Sexual And Reproductive Health Services Within Universal Health Care Through Intentional Design
This research article describes a practical approach to integrating the quality of sexual and reproductive health care within the universal health care agenda using the “5Ps” framework.
This is one in a series of articles on systems thinking and how practitioners can put it into practice. The article links to resources, tools, and exercises.
This article highlights insights from the Legislative Health Policy Certificate Program, a multi-session series on systems thinking designed for lawmakers and their staff. Legislators were taught to approach policy issues with a big-picture perspective, consider changing dynamics, and explore higher-leverage interventions for addressing intractable health challenges.
This framing paper is a product of the Equitable Evaluation Project (now the Equitable Evaluation Initiative) and was published in July 2017 to help provide a framework to apply principles of equitable evaluation.
This article explains the importance of determining an approach and data collection methods before conducting a systems thinking evaluation.
Raising the Bar – Integrating Cultural Competence and Equity: Equitable Evaluation Equitable Evaluation
This article highlights the transition from culturally competence framing to equity focused evaluation framing.
This resource shows how to use mind-mapping to draw the stories and ripple effects of a complex program and how to code them to measure outcomes.