Public engagement and knowledge translation: environmental scan – Collaborative Health Innovation Network (CHIN) Alberta – November 2012

Posted on November 20, 2012. Filed under: Knowledge Translation, Patient Participation |

Public engagement and knowledge translation: environmental scan – Collaborative Health Innovation Network (CHIN) Alberta – November 2012

Background

“The Collaborative Health Innovation Network (CHIN) was established in 2009 as a forum through which Alberta organizations can cooperate to improve the link between evidence and decision-making, and to increase the speed and impact of Alberta’s research investment through effective knowledge translation (KT). To explore how CHIN members could best work together, a working group convened to investigate an area of common interest – public engagement.

The investigation was built upon recent key documents and focused specifically on public engagement as it relates to the use of effective knowledge translation strategies in bringing evidence to all impacted decision-makers, regardless of the specific decisions to be made. Up for discussion was whether public engagement (PE) is, in and of itself, a KT strategy, or whether PE is a specific element of KT strategy.

An environmental scan was commissioned to:
(a) determine best frameworks and best practices related to the topic of public engagement
(b) understand the current Alberta landscape regarding knowledge translation in public engagement

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