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How effective is an online community of practice (CoP) in reality?
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Date31 July 2017
Year 2017
Improving mechanisms for knowledge translation (KT) and connecting decision-makers to each other and the information and evidence they consider relevant to their work remains a priority for public health. Virtual communities of practices (CoPs) potentially offer an affordable and flexible means of encouraging connection and sharing of evidence, information and learning among the public health community in ways that transgress traditional geographical, professional, institutional and time boundaries. This paper reports on research into the effectiveness of such a CoP (alcohol harm reduction), undertaken by the UK Health Forum and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
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