The Glossary provides an explanation of terms specifically related to CoPs and those associated with the Communities of Apply Program.

Blog — Website, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or alternative material such as graphics or video.

Chat Room — Online-based, sometimes moderated communications happening in real time.

Collaborative software – Pc software designed to assist folks concerned in a very common task achieve their goals. It is usually associated with individuals not physically co-located, but instead working along across an web affiliation. It can additionally include remote access storage systems for archiving common use information files that can be accessed, changed and retrieved by the distributed workgroup members.

Community — Group of individuals who return together to interact, discuss, share concepts, and collaborate.

Community of Practice — Cluster of people who share a priority, a collection of issues, or a passion regarding a topic, and who deepen their information and expertise by interacting on an ongoing basis.

Communities of Apply Program (CoPP) — Group comprised of CDC/OSTLTS federal staff within the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support which supports and guides CDC Programs and their partners in fostering communities and collaborative activities across public health.

Domain — Shared interest that gives the incentive and fervour for the community to come along.

Message Board — Internet forum for holding discussions and posting user-generated content.

phConnect – An on-line collaboration platform built to support geographically dispersed professionals operating in the sector of public health. phConnect provides an surroundings for collaborative work, skilled networking, and moving public health forward.

Podcast — Multimedia file (audio or video) developed to be played back on a digital media player (an MP3 player) or a personal laptop.

Observe — Community’s mission that involves the event and shared observe of recent technology, best practices, and gaining information to address recurring problems.

SMART Objective — SMART objective is one that’s specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time certain.

Wiki — Collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, employing a simplified markup language like HTML.