Communities of Practice to Improve Employment Outcomes: A Needs Assessment

Jill L. Bezyak, Min Chi Yan, Hyun Ju Kang, Jana Burke, Fong Chan

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Purpose Communities of practice (CoPs) offer a promising strategy to improve communication among various professionals committed to advancing employment outcomes for people with disabilities. CoPs also provide a tool for professionals to share knowledge and resources related to the Americans with Disabilities Act and job accommodations. Methods The current study conducted four focus groups with human resource (HR) professionals and vocational rehabilitation professionals to fully assess the need for this CoP. Coding and memoing were the two data analysis strategies employed in this study. Results Results indicate a strong interest in developing a CoP to assist with employment concerns for people with disabilities. Conclusions HR professionals report a need for current, relevant information on this topic, and participants outline guidelines for developing the CoP and building useful content areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-604
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Occupational Rehabilitation
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

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Disabled Persons
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  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy

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Bezyak, Jill L. ; Yan, Min Chi ; Kang, Hyun Ju ; Burke, Jana ; Chan, Fong. / Communities of Practice to Improve Employment Outcomes : A Needs Assessment. In: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2014 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 597-604.
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In: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Vol. 24, No. 4, 01.01.2014, p. 597-604.

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