Online survey to identify BC’s knowledge-to-action training and resource needs

7 March 2012

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) has launched an online survey to find out about resource and training needs related to the use of health research evidence in practice and policy.

The survey seeks input on people’s current activities related to the use of health research evidence, as well as what they would like to learn more about.

“We’re looking for feedback from people who produce research evidence, and also those who use it in health care decision making,” says Bev Holmes, MSFHR Vice-President, External Relations & Business Strategy. “We want to know how best to enhance our knowledge translation initiatives to support the use of health research evidence.”

Results of the survey will form the basis for discussion with our partner organizations in the health research and health care communities this spring towards collaborating on the development of new training and resources in BC.

“The Foundation has an important role to play in the translation of evidence,” says new MSFHR President & CEO Diane Finegood. “The survey will help us and our partners focus resources on where they are needed most, and ensure we are not duplicating efforts.”

A summary report will be posted to the MSFHR website in April. Learn more about our KT activities.