Tuesday September 29, 2015
OISE room 7-105
252 Bloor Street West (St. George TTC)
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Launched in 2011, Evidence to Care (EtC) is an organizational initiative to drive knowledge translation (KT) at Canada’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital. The aim of EtC is to advance evidence-informed best practices in childhood disability and support a culture where staff, families and clients, when appropriate, turn to research evidence and feel comfortable doing so.
This presentation will provide a history of the development of EtC and how this dedicated KT unit was built from the ground up. Key projects, activities and their alignment with KT best practices will be showcased. Special attention will be paid to lessons learned from using the Knowledge-to-Action Cycle in practice as well as strategies employed to source the ‘best’ evidence when the evidence is still emerging. Findings from a comprehensive evaluation of EtC’s process to develop and implement best practice products will be highlighted.
Shauna Kingsnorth has been the Lead of Evidence to Care since its launch. Shauna holds a Doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of Toronto, an Advanced Certificate of Study in Program Evaluation from Claremont University and has completed the Scientist Knowledge Translation Training through the Hospital for Sick Children. She is also a Clinical Study Investigator in the Bloorview Research Institute and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Shauna has worked in the field of childhood disability conducting clinically-driven research and driving knowledge translation for 10 years.
Christine Provvidenza has been a Knowledge Translation Specialist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital for 2.5 years. Christine has a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and a Bachelor of Physical Health and Education from the University of Toronto and has completed the Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate through the Hospital for Sick Children. Christine is also a Kinesiologist who has worked in the injury prevention field for over 10 years. Her work has focused on the development and delivery of sport-based injury prevention programs and concussion education and knowledge transfer initiatives for athletes, coaches and parents.
Julia Schippke has been a Knowledge Broker at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital for 2 years. Julia has a Master’s degree in Health Policy & Equity from York University and a Bachelor of Health Sciences with a specialization in Health Promotion from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to Holland Bloorview, Julia has worked in public health and patient education and recently completed the Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate through the Hospital for Sick Children.
Ashleigh Townley has been a Knowledge Broker at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital for 2 years. Ashleigh holds a Master’s degree in International Studies from Newcastle University, a Bachelor of Science, Health Promotion from Dalhousie University and recently completed the Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate through the Hospital for Sick Children. Ashleigh has worked nationally and internationally in HIV/AIDS prevention, sexual health education, community development and programming planning with children, youth and vulnerable populations.