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From evidence-based practice making to practice-based evidence making: creating communities of (research) and practice.
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PMID:  17384405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Models of research translation frequently emphasize independent roles for research producers and intended users. This article describes a novel approach for enhancing exchange between researchers and practitioners. The framework is based on Wenger's notion of Communities of Practice (CoP) where knowledge is regarded as a social enterprise at the center of member interactions. Research-based practices and policies emerge when research producers and users mutually engage one another about specific health promotion problems through negotiation and by creating and sharing technical standards and other resources. CoPs are more than loose networks or task-oriented teams. They aim to create both social and intellectual capital through mutual negotiation, reciprocity, trust, and cohesion. A Consortium of Quitline Operators across North America and a Canadian project to enhance research capacity for tobacco control research serve as examples of how the model has been successfully operationalized.
Paul W McDonald; Sarah Viehbeck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health promotion practice     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1524-8399     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Promot Pract     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-26     Completed Date:  2007-06-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890609     Medline TA:  Health Promot Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada N2L 3G1.
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MeSH Terms
Consumer Participation
Decision Making
Evidence-Based Medicine / organization & administration*
Health Policy*
Health Promotion*
Interdisciplinary Communication*
Models, Organizational*
North America
Public Health Administration*
Research Personnel*
Smoking Cessation / methods

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