KT Resources

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.

Want to delve deeper? Explore our bank of KT resources, join a beginner-level KT Connects webinar or read our KT Encounters blog series.

Essential KT reads

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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

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