1. Approximately how many hours each month can members expect to spend on the Community of Practice (CoP)?

The level of participation may vary from month-to-month. On average, CoP members can expect to spend about 1 to 3 hours each month on CoP-related activities. These may involve periodic meetings, e-mails, communication through an online web portal, etc. The CoP will run from approximately April 2015 through at least September 2016.

2. Can only one person per local health department apply for this opportunity? Can a group or a team of people from our local health department apply, and can we share responsibilities and participation?

The goal of the CoP is to develop a peer-to-peer learning collaborative focused on advancing HIA practice at LHDs and building and sustaining a network of practitioner peers, continuity of participation is important. We would prefer that one person from your local health department serve on the CoP rather than having multiple people participate and share in the responsibilities. It is also important that the participant be able initially to commit to serving on the CoP for the duration of the project period, approximately April 2015 through September 2016.

3. What activities or work products could the CoP engage in?

The activities and scope of work of the CoP will be largely determined by the CoP members through strategic planning and visioning process to be held at the in-person meeting in June 2015. Potential examples of activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Publications such as thought pieces, blog posts, factsheets, guides, toolkits, and other resources;
  • Webinars;
  • Redesign of NACCHO’s HIA webpages;
  • Abstract submissions to pertinent conferences;
  • Collection of success stories.