Making KT happen: How to pick a framework that works for you

The Knowledge Transfer & Exchange Community of Practice Toronto Chapter hosted this event led by Dr. Julia E. Moore, the Senior Director for the Center for Implementation.

View the presentation: Frameworks for KT Julia E Moore

Event Details

Date: November 20
Time: 4 to 6 PM

In person: 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E9
Via webinar: You will receive the login information with your registration confirmation.

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About the presentation

The goals of KT science are to study how to bridge the gap between research and practice. Unfortunately, it is very challenging to apply what we learn from KT researchers to real world settings. There is so much research on implementation—but what are the key findings? How can we apply and adapt them to local contexts?

Theories, models, and frameworks are the kernels and the foundations that help us apply KT science in practice. But using them is challenging. There over 150 KT frameworks! Just picking a framework is time consuming and can deter people from using KT evidence to inform innovation development, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability. As a result there is a growing gap between KT science and practice.

This presentation aims to bridge the gap between KT science and practice. By helping implementers figure out how to identify relevant frameworks, they can more easily apply KT, enhance program development and implementation, and increase the likelihood of having a sustainable impact.

Learning objectives

1. Understanding the difference between a process model, theory, and a framework, and when to use each of them

2. Illustrating how to select a process model to guide the stages of implementation

3. Providing a list of process models to choose from based on scoping reviews of the literature

4. Illustrating the process for picking a framework for one stage of the process model

Let’s apply KT together!

About the presenter

Dr. Julia E. Moore is the Senior Director for the Center for Implementation. She has a PhD from Penn State, where she was trained as an implementation scientist, researching the best ways to implement evidence-based programs. From 2009-2011 she worked at the Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support Center (EPISCenter), an intermediary organization that promotes the use of effective programs for communities. There, she supported more than 120 communities that had implemented 10 evidence-based programs over 200 times. From 2011 to 2018, Dr. Moore worked at the Knowledge Translation Program in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, where she grew the Team for Implementation, Evaluation, and Sustainability from 0 to 20 full-time employees and managed over 50 KT projects. Dr. Moore is most passionate about supporting professionals how to use implementation science. She has delivered dozens workshops to over 1000 participants.