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Linking knowledge translation methods and tools to support evidence-informed public health

Date and Location




Sunday 22 September 2013 - 15:30 - 17:00


Presenting author and contact person

Presenting author

Maureen Dobbins

Contact person

Sunita Chera
Abstract text
Background:Using research evidence in public health is challenging given the complex nature of public health issues and diversity of public health settings. In addition, public health professionals are very heterogeneous with respect to their need for KT skills. The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) strives to build capacity for knowledge translation in public health. Objectives: This presentation will describe a user engagement strategy of linking knowledge translation (KT) methods and tools to support an evidence-informed public health (EIPH) framework. This strategy provides public health professionals with an overarching, organizing framework to guide their use of research evidence (EIPH), along with KT resources to accomplish specific sub-steps in the process of changing public health practice. This presentation will link methods and tools to each step of the EIPH process. This approach to user engagement and capacity building is generalizable across multiple health content areas and can be tailored with case examples and scenarios to specific target audience to enhance learning.