KT Services at Centre for Healthcare Innovation
You’ve likely read Kate’s post about how we define Knowledge Translation, or KT. But, if you’re left wondering what the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation’s (CHI) KT services are (and specifically, what we can do for you and how to get the ball rolling), this is the post for you.
We’ve outlined below some of the needs we hear most often, and the KT services our team can offer.
I want to integrate patient engagement into my research
Great to hear! We develop strategies to facilitate the involvement of patients & members of the public throughout the research process in an appropriate and meaningful way. We’d be happy to hear about your project and provide guidance and support based on best practices in patient and public involvement, and what we’ve learned from stakeholders here in Manitoba. And while we don’t yet have a database of interested parties from which you can draw (baby steps!), we can help you develop strategies and materials to help you connect with would-be partners in research.
I’ve been asked to define a KT plan as part of my grant application
You’re in luck — this is our bread and butter. We consult on integrated KT and end-of-grant KT plans, including budget and evaluation development. We can also help you apply KT theories & frameworks to help guide your research project.
I need help applying/implementing a health-related intervention
Our knowledge brokers, KT scientists, and broader CHI team provide guidance & support for integrating evidence-based KT interventions to change health care practice & policy.
I need help disseminating my research, or executing my integrated KT or end-of-grant KT strategies and tools
We can help you develop education materials, op-eds, podcasts, videos, website content, infographics, better presentations, etc. We can even audit your plans and offer suggestions for the most appropriate dissemination vehicles or strategies based on your objectives and intended audiences.
I want to build or refine a particular KT skill or learn more about a KT-related tool.
We offer on-demand training for KT tools & practices. You tell us what you want to know, and we’ll find the best way to help. This may include small workshops, guest speakers, directed self-learning, customized DIY videos… the sky is the limit. We can’t guarantee we’ll immediately know the answer, but we’ll do everything in our power to get you one. All you need to do is ask.
I just want to learn more about KT
Reading this blog, and following our Twitter account is a great start. We also host monthly KT Canada webinars, which you can learn more about by subscribing the the CHI e-newsletter. For the real keeners, we also offer a graduate course in KT through the University of Manitoba’s Department of Community Health Sciences.
Even if you don’t see your questions in this list, don’t ever hesitate to drop us a line. We always provide free one hour consultations to help us get to know you and your project, and identify how we can help or steer you in the right direction.
If you would like access our KT services, please contact us through the CHI website’s KT Service Intake form.
About the Author
Patrick Faucher is the Centre for Healthcare Innovation’s Knowledge Translation Media Lead. A communications strategist with over 9 years experience, he specializes in creating messages and content engineered to build awareness, understanding, engagement, and adoption.