Globally, health care systems are attempting to optimize quality of care.

This challenge has resulted in the development of implementation science or knowledge translation (KT) and the resulting need to build capacity in both the science and practice of KT.

We have prepared a strategy to develop, implement, and evaluate a national training initiative to build capacity in the science and practice of KT. Ultimately through this initiative, we hope to meet the capacity demand for KT researchers and practitioners in Canada that will lead to improved care and a strengthened health care system.

  1. Straus, S. E., Brouwers, M., Johnson, D., Lavis, J. N., Légaré, F., Majumdar, S. R., ... & Grimshaw, J. (2011). Core competencies in the science and practice of knowledge translation: description of a Canadian strategic training initiative. Implementation Science, 6(127). doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-6-127.