The Team for Implementation, Evaluation, and Sustainability (TIES) is comprised of individuals who collectively have experience in a number of diverse fields, including: health care, public health, psychology, statistics, process/quality improvement, social work, adult education, health care administration, consumer health informatics, and patient safety. Moreover, each team member has been trained in knowledge translation, research and evaluation methods, and general project management to ensure that our collaborators and clients are provided with expert support at each project step.
The objectives of our work are to support the development, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of evidence-based and theory-driven programs; build capacity in the practice of KT; and advance KT science (i.e., research on best practices in KT). We meet these objectives by engaging in projects that are funded by both research grants and contracts.
- Through our research grants, we initiate and collaborate on studies with an aim of contributing to the field of KT science.
- Through our contract-funded projects, we provide a consultation service and work with clients to meet their unique KT needs.
The specific services we provide include, but are not limited to:
- Providing tools, technical assistance, and implementation coaching to support execution of implementation plans.
- Developing and executing mixed-methods evaluations to monitor implementation quality and evaluate implementation outcomes; and
- Supporting front-line implementers and implementation teams in preparing a sustainability plan.
- Conducting assessments required to:
- Select and prioritize knowledge (e.g., guideline recommendations);
- Implement interventions (e.g., needs assessments, priority setting activities);
- Explore factors that affect change (e.g., barriers and facilitators assessments, readiness assessments, context assessments).
- Supporting front-line implementers and implementation teams in:
- Selecting implementation strategies using theory and evidence; and
- Developing implementation logic models and implementation plans.
- Providing a comprehensive course called Practicing Knowledge Translation (PKT): Implementing evidence. Achieving outcomes which focuses on developing, operationalizing and evaluating implementation programs to front-line implementers; and
- Hosting workshops for stakeholders interested in specific KT topics.
- Start-to-finish development of resources such as printed education materials, decision aids, and smartphone apps tailored for end users (patients, public, health care providers, policy makers); and
- Rigorous usability testing of KT tools.
Please contact us for information on our services.