Knowledge Translation Research Network: Implementation of Innovations
Project Leader: Eva Grunfeld, MD, D.Phil., FCFP
- Director, Knowledge Translation Research, Health Services Research Program, Cancer Care Ontario and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research;
- Giblon Professor and Director, Family Medicine Research Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto;
- Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto;
- Affiliate Scientist, Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences;
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University.
For cancer research to be of maximum value it must be applied at both the health system and population levels to improve outcomes relevant to cancer control. For this reason, the HSR Program has identified knowledge translation as a specific focus of activity. All projects conducted by the HSR Program will include both integrated and end-of-project knowledge translation (KT) activities. Moreover, a province-wide network of researchers has been formed – the KT-Net. KT-Net is the platform for both conducting fundamental research in KT and applying KT techniques and tools to policy and practice. The first project funded by KT-Net was a synthesis and critical appraisal of cancer control activities in Ontario and the rest of Canada (through matching funds from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer). Following from the synthesis report a series of competitive RFPs has been launched for projects that address the gaps in knowledge and critical areas for KT activities.
NEW! View the Health Services Research Program Oxford-style debate from the 2013 OICR/CCO Health Services Research Program Annual Scientific Meeting