Journal article

The role and theoretical evolution of knowledge translation and exchange in public health

Rebecca Armstrong, Elizabeth Waters, Helen Roberts, Sandy Oliver, Jennie Popay

JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is an increased emphasis in public health research on effective models and strategies to support knowledge translation (KT), the exchange, synthesis and ethically sound application of research findings within a complex set of interactions among researchers and knowledge users. In other words, KT can be seen as an acceleration of the knowledge cycle-an acceleration of the natural transformation of knowledge into use (Canadian Institutes of Health Services Research. Knowledge Translation Strategy, 2004). The most recent conceptualizations consider the complexities of public health decision-making. The role of practitioners and communities is increasingly considered. METHODS: ..

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