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Tobacco Cessation Community of Practice

Welcome to the Middlesex-London Tobacco Cessation Community of Practice, which is an online portal available to professionals who work in the area of tobacco cessation (e.g. health units, hospitals, community health agencies, etc.).

 

What are the benefits?

  • Access to information and resources related to tobacco cessation
  • Membership that includes individuals who work in a variety of diverse settings
  • Networking and sharing

Who can join?

Anyone who has an interest in or works in the area of tobacco cessation in Middlesex-London can join the community of practice. Current membership includes staff from:

  • Public Health Units
  • Hospitals
  • Family Health Teams
  • Community Health Agencies
  • Smoker’s Helpline
 

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Sign in to the member area. Share files, events and start discussions.

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To become a member, please email TobaccoCessationCoP@mlhu.on.ca.

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Questions

If you have any questions, please email TobaccoCessationCoP@mlhu.on.ca.

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What is a Community of Practice?1,2

A “Community of Practice” (CoP) is a group of individuals brought together by a common passion or interest for what they do. CoPs engage in a variety of activities:

  • Sharing information i.e. experiences, best practices, knowledge, and resources
  • Problem solving
  • Builds supportive relationships between individuals who work in diverse practice settings.

In Middlesex-London, the purpose of the Tobacco Cessation Community of Practice is to improve access to comprehensive cessation programs for those living within Middlesex-London by:

  • Building capacity among members to offer tobacco cessation services and programs
  • Working to remove gaps in local cessation services and programs
  • Building supportive relationships across member organizations
  • Knowledge exchange
  • Meeting twice per year (March / April and September/ October)
  • Ongoing updates
 
Date of creation: May 2, 2014
Last modified on: July 9, 2019
 

References

1Koo, D., McCammon-Tripp, L. Stich, C., & Steibelt, E. (2011). The development of the Central West Tobacco Control Area Network’s system of local tobacco cessation communities of practice. Toronto, Canada: Program Training and Consultation Centre, LEARN Project
2Wenger, Etienne. (2006). Communities of Practice: a brief introduction. Retrieved April 25, 2013 from Retrieved from
http://wenger-trayner.com/introduction-to-communities-of-practice/