Knowledge translation (KT) is a young and rapidly evolving science. There are numerous resources available online via universities, health authorities and research institutes, but if you are pressed for time our ‘essential KT reads’ are a good starting point.
Essential KT reads
- Lost in knowledge translation: Time for a map? (academic paper)
Great for getting started in KT, a review of the terms and definitions used to describe the concept of moving knowledge into action.
Dr. Ian D. Graham, Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2006
- Knowledge translation in health care: Moving from evidence to practice (book)
A practical introduction to knowledge translation that outlines strategies for successful knowledge translation in practice and policy-making using everyday examples.
Second edition, edited by Sharon Straus, Jacqueline Tetroe and Ian D. Graham, 2013
- Guide to knowledge translation planning at CIHR: Integrated and end-of-grant approaches (report)
A really good primer from a research funder. Includes worksheets for KT planning as well as case examples.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2012
- Knowledge Nudge (blog)
A health-specific KT blog focused on the science of KT, patient engagement and dissemination.
George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation
Index of resources
Note: By providing links to other sites, MSFHR does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available on these sites.