SHKN Communities of Practice

Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of practitioners, caregivers, policymakers, researchers, healthcare administrators, educators and leaders who come together to exchange information on a topic related to seniors health. Community groups are commited to supporting and learn from one another to develop new knowledge and applied practice.

SHKN CoPs

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Our Community of Practice (CoP) strives to create supportive communities in Ontario where adults enjoy quality of life and maintain their independence through the prevention of falls. We support our members to build capacity in the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

What is a Community of Practice (CoP)?

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. Three characteristics are crucial:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Medically At-Risk Older Drivers Community of Practice (CoP) works to promote the safety of older drivers behind the wheel. Driving safety is an important public health concern in Canada. While age alone is not a determinant of driving safety, we do know that with age there is an increased likelihood of experiencing a health-related change that can impact driving abilities.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Nutrition Community of Practice (CoP) is a network of health professionals and caregivers that promotes the importance of food and nutrition for healthy aging, and shares research and best practices in nutrition care for older adults across the care continuum. The CoP is committed to supporting knowledge exchange between members of various disciplines, developing relevant resources and organizing quarterly webinars.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Since 2009, the Oral Health CoP has operated as a trans-sectoral knowledge-based network to promote the dissemination of evidence-based, clinically relevant oral health information. The CoP facilitates the exchange of this knowledge to long-term care providers and care providers of frail older adults across the health care and oral/dental care sectors.