Knowledge Translation has strategies and activities that support the use of research for better health.
AIHS works to ensure that the decisions people make about personal health and the health of the population are based on the best available evidence and deliver the best possible outcomes.
We provide resources and knowledge tools, fund knowledge translation research, support health science and research literacy, create opportunities for knowledge exchange between researchers and the people who will use the results of the research, and provide advice and consultation.
We define knowledge translation (KT) as a process connecting contextualized knowledge with its application to improve the health and wellness of Albertans. More simply put, for AIHS, KT is the pathway to impact. It connects research with its use to improve health.
KT is embedded in AIHS programs such as the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) and the Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunities (CRIO) which have strong KT requirements.
KT is also evident in the work of our Performance Management and Evaluation team in assessing the impacts of research funding.
We offer the following knowledge translation tools, resources, and funding:
- Find dates and details about AIHS’s Knowledge Exchange grants
- Discover a variety of KT tools and resources that will increase your knowledge about KT and help you practice KT more effectively.
- Read our KT Casebooks to find out about knowledge translation initiatives in Alberta.
For more information:
Kathleen Thurber, MA, Director, Communications
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