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1 Putting Knowledge to Work/ Mettre le savoir en pratique CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER | CENTRE SUR LE TRANSFERT DES CONNAISSANCES Centre for Knowledge Transfer Work in Progress Susan Babcock Executive Director KU03 Colloquium Québec City, September 2003

2 CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER | CENTRE SUR LE TRANSFERT DES CONNAISSANCES Putting Knowledge to Work/ Mettre le savoir en pratique Centre Background National training centre in knowledge utilization and policy implementation, comprised of a consortium of universities, research institutes and health authorities. Multiyear funding from Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research and Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

3 CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER | CENTRE SUR LE TRANSFERT DES CONNAISSANCES Putting Knowledge to Work/ Mettre le savoir en pratique Mission To contribute to the improved transfer of knowledge for the betterment of health policy and health care services.

4 CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER | CENTRE SUR LE TRANSFERT DES CONNAISSANCES Putting Knowledge to Work/ Mettre le savoir en pratique Mandate Provide training to researchers & students to do knowledge transfer (KT) in the health sector Train scholars in the field of KT with the aim of building capacity Engage decision makers to maximize policy relevance of KT training & scholarship Increase KT skills among healthcare managers and professionals to promote research/evidence based decision making

5 CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER | CENTRE SUR LE TRANSFERT DES CONNAISSANCES Putting Knowledge to Work/ Mettre le savoir en pratique Centre Faculty University of Alberta Carole Estabrooks Karen Golden-Biddle Nursing (PI) Business University of Saskatchewan Harley Dickinson Beth Horsburgh Sociology Nursing University of Manitoba Lesley Degner Malcolm Smith Nursing Business Université Laval Réjean Landry Clémence Dallaire Business Nursing

6 CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER | CENTRE SUR LE TRANSFERT DES CONNAISSANCES Putting Knowledge to Work/ Mettre le savoir en pratique Decision-maker Organizations & Affiliates Capital Health, Edmonton Saskatoon District Health Winnipeg Regional Health Authority SEARCH Program, Alberta Institute for Health Economics Canadian Centre for Analysis of Regionalization and Health, Saskatchewan Health Quality Council, Saskatchewan Manitoba Nursing Research Institute Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de Québec

7 CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER | CENTRE SUR LE TRANSFERT DES CONNAISSANCES Putting Knowledge to Work/ Mettre le savoir en pratique Trainees - with stipends/all trainees receiving Centre support September 2003 AlbertaSaskManitobaLavalOther Masters1/53/3---1/2--- PhD3/51/42/24/40/1 Other0/2--- Total4/124/72/25/60/1 Total15/28

8 CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER | CENTRE SUR LE TRANSFERT DES CONNAISSANCES Putting Knowledge to Work/ Mettre le savoir en pratique Trainees Trainees are pursuing graduate degrees in Business, Political Science, Public Policy, Nursing, Sociology, Community Health and Organizational Analysis In addition to these graduate students, there are a number of affiliates in disciplines as diverse as dental hygiene and oceanography who have participated in Centre courses and Institutes

9 CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER | CENTRE SUR LE TRANSFERT DES CONNAISSANCES Putting Knowledge to Work/ Mettre le savoir en pratique Centre Offerings Students are enrolled in graduate programs at their home universities and take a cognate minor in knowledge transfer, consisting of two courses plus participation the Annual Spring Institute. INT D 690 Topics in Knowledge Utilization OA 640 Implementing Public Policy Other courses are under development

10 CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER | CENTRE SUR LE TRANSFERT DES CONNAISSANCES Putting Knowledge to Work/ Mettre le savoir en pratique Research KUPI Program Grant – 5 year CIHR program grant (Estabrooks, Golden-Biddle, Dickinson, Landry) Change grant – 5 year CHSRF program grant (Golden-Biddle & Hinings) Saskatchewan Regional Health Board study – HEALNet grant (Dickinson & Estabrooks) National Survey of Knowledge Utilization – NHRDP grant (Landry & Amara)

11 CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER | CENTRE SUR LE TRANSFERT DES CONNAISSANCES Putting Knowledge to Work/ Mettre le savoir en pratique Research International Hospital Outcomes Study – AHFMR funded grant (Giovannetti, Estabrooks, et al.) Determinants of Research Utilization study – AHFMR & CIHR grant (Estabrooks, Stevens, Lander, et al.) Alberta extension of Landrys National Survey of Knowledge Utilization – AHFMR grant (Birdsell, Estabrooks, Norton, et al.)

12 CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER | CENTRE SUR LE TRANSFERT DES CONNAISSANCES Putting Knowledge to Work/ Mettre le savoir en pratique New Directions Collaborative programs with regional health authorities Linkages with CHSRF CADRE partners (training centres and chairs) and Canada Research Chairs in complementary fields Innovative partnerships with decision-makers that enhance student training students and address needs of decision-makers and researchers vis à vis KT Sessions on KT and grantsmanship

13 CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER | CENTRE SUR LE TRANSFERT DES CONNAISSANCES Putting Knowledge to Work/ Mettre le savoir en pratique Contact Centre for Knowledge Transfer 3 rd floor Clinical Sciences Building University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta CANADA T6G 2G3 Phone:


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