Benefits of a CoP

Introduction to CoPs

Members, organizations, and the public health community can benefit from working together in a CoP. Benefits to each group include:

  • Continual learning/ professional development
  • Access to expertise
  • Improved communication with peers
  • Increased productivity and quality of work
  • Networking for keeping current in field
  • Sense of professional identity
  • Enhanced professional reputation
  • Reduced time/cost to retrieve information
  • Reduced learning curves
  • Knowledge sharing and distribution
  • Coordination, standardization, and synergies across organizational units
  • Reduced rework and reinvention
  • Innovation
  • Benchmarking against industry standards
  • Alliance building
Public Health
  • Consistent communication and reporting
  • Improved analytic capability
  • Promotion of standards
  • Support and promotion of key national initiatives
  • Advancement of domain-specific capabilities
  • Linking of geographically dispersed practitioners
  • Increased government efficiency