Structure and Process for KTE: Growing Canada’s Capacity for Embedded Research

On November 26, 2007, Allan Best from the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute presented to the KTECOP on the current thinking about alternative paradigms for KTE.

STRUCTURE AND PROCESS FOR KTE:
GROWING CANADA’S CAPACITY FOR EMBEDDED RESEARCH
Allan Best
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

A growing understanding that effective KTE requires organizational change is making us rethink our models and processes for moving knowledge to action. Systems thinking highlights two critical success factors: organizational structures that encourage, support, and reward effective KTE practices, and collaborative processes that focus on the research needs of the organization. The Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) recently launched a community of practice to explore models of embedded research and career paths that bridge between academic and service systems. This presentation summarized current thinking about alternative paradigms for KTE, and the career and infrastructure implications flowing from them, with particular emphasis on ways to engage students early in their careers.

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Structure and Process for KTE: Growing Canada’s Capacity for Embedded Research

Related Resources
Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Contact the Presenter
Allen Best
allan.best@ubc.ca