About Us

RCRC Student PartnersOur Mission, Vision and Focus

Mission - Foster the development of relational coordination theory, research and practice.

Vision - Transform relationships toward shared goals, shared knowledge, and mutual respect.

Strategy - Accomplish this mission through community building, partnerships, training, certification, grant-funded research, publications and public engagement.

Relational coordination is communicating and relating for the purpose of task integration - a powerful driver of performance when work is interdependent, uncertain and time constrained. Based at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the RCRC connects researchers and practitioners around the world to develop and test new models of change.

We explore how these changes impact critical performance outcomes including quality, safety, efficiency, engagement, well-being, learning and innovation. RC can provide new insight into the relational dynamics that exist among individuals, among workgroups and among organizations - and begin to transform them. 

Our Focus

Our focus is building healthy communities and we welcome practitioners and researchers from all sectors. As the RCRC community grows, our focus areas will continue to expand and we invite you to join us and discover how relational coordination can transform your organization.  Our projects and partners primarily focus on:

  • Innovative Healthcare. Healthy communities provide high quality acute and long-term healthcare for their residents.
  • Community Health and Wellness. Addressing health in the community to reduce disparities.
  • Public Safety. Community safety and crime prevention are prerequisites for healthy communities.
  • Education. Inclusive education at all levels is a foundation for healthy communities.
  • Private Sector Industries. Healthy communities thrive under optimal economic conditions.

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Upcoming RCRC Events

RCRC Roundtable10th Annual 2020 RCRC Roundtable
Building a Relational Society
VIRTUAL EVENT | Nov 4-6, 2020