Terms of Reference

BC Eating Disorders Community of Practice (CoP) and CoP Design Team 

Terms of Reference *Revised June 2016

Name

BC Eating Disorders Community of Practice (CoP) 

Mission

To facilitate knowledge exchange activities for eating disorders service providers including educators, practitioners and clinicians across the continuum from health promotion to prevention, treatment and recovery in British Columbia.

Vision

An effective, wellness based system of services and supports that span the continuum from prevention to intervention to care and support

Guiding Principles

Equitable and timely access to a full continuum of programs and services

Client & family-centred

Open communication, collaboration, and information sharing

Consideration for population health lenses including gender, culture, diversity, equity and aboriginal

Promote evidence-informed/best or promising practices or approaches   

Objectives

To provide leadership and expertise regarding prevention, education, and service delivery with respect to eating disorders

To create linkages between evidence based practice and learning, performance, and outcomes in the area of eating disorders

To promote professional development related to new knowledge and research about eating disorders

To increase communication and consultation between provincial, regional and community programs regarding service delivery (both public and private)

To facilitate ongoing discussions regarding optimal treatment services, coordination of services and the continuum of services

To provide feedback and advice on projects relating to eating disorder prevention, education or treatment

To provide updates on the development of community programs, services, and projects

To share experiences, stories, tools, and methods of problem solving, and insights related to eating disorders and related issues

To promote awareness of eating disorders and to promote collaboration and coordination of activities in British Columbia

Scope

Eating disorders knowledge exchange tools and resources including but not limited to training, links to current journal articles, assessment tools, practice guidelines, research activities, case studies and other resource information

Reports To

The CoP is a self-governed community. The Provincial Eating Disorders Network serves as a reference group for the CoP.

Membership

Public service providers who offer and provide services for eating disorders across the continuum.

Tenure

      Ongoing

 

 

 

BC EATING DISORDERS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

Administration

Community of Practice Design Team

Project Manager, Health Literacy, BC Children’s Hospital

Eating Disorders Project Coordinator, Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, BC Children’s Hospital

Communication

Monthly e-newsletters

Meetings

Annual two day face-to-face workshop

Evaluation

Member survey will be conducted annually

Annual two day workshop will be evaluated

 

 

 

BC EATING DISORDERS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE DESIGN TEAM

Membership

Service providers who offer and provide services for eating disorders across the continuum and who would like to a leadership role with the ED CoP.

Administration

Project Manager, Health Literacy, BC Children's & Women's Hospital

Eating Disorders Project Coordinator, Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, BC Children’s & Women's Hospital

Communication

Agenda and related materials for review will be circulated one week prior to the meeting

Knowledge Exchange (KE) briefings will be circulated one week prior to the meeting

Meetings

Monthly with additional meetings as necessary

Attendance at Meetings

Design team members will RSVP with regard to attendance at meetings, specifying whether participation will be by teleconference

Evaluation

Member survey will be conducted annually

Annual two day workshop will be evaluated