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Generate. Educate. Activate. Respond. (GEAR) Groups

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About Communities of Practice:

Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. 

- Cultivating communities of practice: a guide to managing knowledge.  Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, and William Snyder, Harvard Business School Press. 2002.

Characteristics of a Community of Practice:

  • Members are brought together by a learning need they share.
  • Their collective learning becomes a bond among them over time.
  • Their interactions produce resources that affect their practice.

Community of Practice Activities:

  • Exploring the needs, methods, and tools that exist regarding cross-training chronic disease prevention program staff.  
  • Identifying resources and recommendations for how to implement and evaluate cross-training activities.Problem solving
  • Requests for information
  • Seeking experience
  • Reusing assets
  • Coordination and synergy
  • Discussing developments
  • Documenting projects
  • Mapping knowledge and identifying gaps

 

Current Projects

GEAR Groups (began February 29 2016)

NACDD is pleased to announce a new opportunity for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Directors and staff to participate in learning incubators designed to enhance leadership, provide mentorship and learning opportunities called Generate Educate Activate Respond (GEAR) Groups. GEAR Groups differ from communities of practice in that the GEAR Groups will develop a product that will help to advance not only the participating states but also the rest of the states in that topic area. Learn more... 

 

 

Cross Program Staff Training (meeting through August 2013)

This Community of Practice is:

  • Exploring the needs, methods, and tools that exist regarding cross-training chronic disease prevention program staff.  
  • Identifying resources and recommendations for how to implement and evaluate cross-training activities.

 

Promoting Chronic Disease Self Management (on hiatus)

This Community of Practice will:

  • Describe the range of chronic disease self management efforts in state-level chronic disease prevention programs and explore the opportunities for coordination in this kind of programming.
  • Identify resources and recommendations for implementation and evaluation of a coordinated approach chronic disease self management interventions.

 

New Communities of Practice will be starting up in Fall 2013.  Stay tuned for information about topics and schedules.