ADAPTIVE POSITIVE DEVIANCE

Adaptive Positive Deviance (APD) focuses on enabling communities and organizations to discover their collective wisdom through inquiry, small experiments and actions for change.  APD is led by the people in the community who are most directly influenced by existing challenges and emerging opportunities.

Unexpected Gifts: Solve Tough Problems with Adaptive Positive Deviance, combines insights from complexity science theory, an understanding of how human systems operate and practical examples of how APD has been applied in multiple fields.

APD RESOURCES

Adaptive Positive Deviance (APD) focuses on enabling communities and organizations to discover their collective wisdom through inquiry, small experiments and actions for change.  APD is led by the people in the community who are most directly influenced by existing challenges and emerging opportunities.

Eliminating MRSA Infections Plexus MRSA Bundle: The HOW of Staff Engagement and Culture Change (ppt) or smaller pdf with notes.

Inviting Everyone: Healing Healthcare through Positive Deviance by Arvind Singhal PhD, Prucia Buscell, Curt Lindberg DMan

The MRSA Reduction blog – An Indiana Transforming Healthcare Research Initiative blog

RWJF Final report Plexus PD MRSA Project (pdf) – Curt Lindberg, Jon Lloyd, and Prucia Buscell, 2008

Positive Deviance and Hospital Acquired Infection (ppt) – Curt Lindberg, 2009

PD Informed Prevention: Hospital El Tunal, Bogota (pdf) – Curt Lindberg and Carlos Urrea, 2009

MRSA Issue of Emerging (pdf) – Prucia Buscell, 2006

More We Than Me: New Collaboration at Einstein Med (pdf) – Prucia Buscell, 2008

Learning to See and Stop MRSA at Billings Clinic (pdf) – Arvind Singhal and Prucia Buscell, 2009

STEP: The Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Project (pdf) Long Beach Unified School District

Plexus Institute received a $2.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a three year project in California’s Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) to discover, develop and promote methods that help K-12 educators continually improve so that their students achieve better outcomes. This case  reports the successes and challenges of the first year of the project from the perspective of teachers, administrators and district staff.

Seeking new opportunities to share the power of Adaptive Positive Deviance (APD).

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