What is a Community of Practice (CoP)?
Communities of Practice (CoP) are groups of people who share an interest or a passion for something they do, and a desire to share knowledge and learn as they interact regularly.
- The domain: A Community of Practice has an identity defined by a shared domain of interest.
- The community: In pursuing their interest in the domain, members engage in joint activities and discussions, help each other, and share information. They build relationships that enable each member to learn from each other.
- The practice: Members of a community of practice develop a shared repertoire of resources: experiences, stories, tools, ways of addressing recurring problems—in short, a shared practice.
The benefits of this type of mutuality and co-participation include:
- More perspective and understanding of the problems and issues = Improved solutions
- Shared practice = Less duplication and reduced cost and time
- Shared knowledge = Stronger workforce and more sources of expertise
- Meaningful participation = Improved performance and outcomes
- Increased trust and confidence = Increased success and sustainability
If you are interested in any of the CoPs listed below, click the names to join!
- Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning Community of Practice (HCC ACP CoP)
- Rural Hospice Palliative Care Community of Practice (RHPC CoP)
- Compassionate Communities Community of Practice (CC CoP)
Who can participate?
These CoP’s are open to any healthcare practitioners and volunteers with an interest in the domain. The meetings are held by tele/web conference.
Want more information?
Please contact the Communities of Practice Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org