What Is Knowledge Translation
In order to increase the implementation of your research by key stakeholders, it’s vital to develop a well thought out knowledge translation plan. The Knowledge Translation Program (KTP) works with researchers to develop a strategy to put knowledge into practice at both the clinical and policy level. Our vision is to ensure high quality evidence reaches patients, health care providers and decision-makers by making sure effective strategies are used to improve quality of care.
By focusing on the processes through which knowledge is effectively translated into changed decision making, we play a critical role in enabling the creation and delivery of outcome-based learning experiences, and ultimately improved health outcomes.
We respond to the needs of decision-makers through knowledge synthesis
We work with stakeholders to support uptake of research evidence in practice
Education & Training
We aim to increase scope in KT through educational and training opportunities
We develop a wide variety of practice-based KT tools to aid in the dissemination and implementation of research.
A given tool can take on a wide variety of formats, ranging from more clinically-centered (e.g., decision aids, clinical practice guidelines) to patient-oriented (e.g., mobile apps, videos). Tools to conduct and engage in knowledge creation and action are also available.
Check out our KT Tools section for a list of tools and resources that facilitate the practice and the science of knowledge translation.
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Meet Our Team
Dr. Sharon Straus, Director of Knowledge Translation Program
Dr. Sharon E. Straus (MD, FRCPC, MSc) is a Geriatrician, Clinical Epidemiologist and Professor, and Director of the Knowledge Translation Program of St. Michael’s Hospital (SMH) and of Geriatric Medicine, University of Toronto. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation (KT), has been awarded more than $30 million in peer-reviewed grants in the past 10 years, and has published >350 peer-reviewed publications. Read More.
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