Knowledge Translation, Exchange and Mobilization


Knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) or knowledge mobilization (KM) consists of a variety of methods in which research and knowledge is transferred, translated, exchanged and co-produced to enhance the practical application of knowledge between researchers and research-users (individuals and community organizations seeking to use research to inform decisions in public policy and professional practice). A key characteristic of community-based research projects is a comprehensive plan for KTE.



Writing Academic Articles



Guide to Knowledge Translation Planning at CIHR: Integrated and End-of-Grant Approaches (learning module)

Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving From Evidence to Practice (series of presentations on the Primer: Knowledge Translation in Health Care)

Integrating Ethics and the Knowledge-to-Action Cycle this cycle illustrates the iterative relationship between knowledge creation and knowledge translation and some of the potential ethical considerations at steps along the way

Knowledge to Action: A End-of-Grant Knowledge Translation Casebook



Community-based knowledge transfer and exchange: Helping community-based organizations link research to action by Michael G Wilson, John N Lavis, Robb Travers, and Sean B. Rourke. This article outlines KTE strategies that can help community organizations use research for advocacy, program planning, and service delivery.



Knowledge Translation (KT) page at the Michael Smith Foundation For Health Research (an important funder of research) provides an overview of KT activities, training events, resources, and publications. Also read their article about the role of health research funders in knowledge translation.

From Research to Practice: A Knowledge Transfer Planning Guide, a practical guide with worksheets to help you develop messages, understand audiences, develop transfer strategies, and evaluate impact. Created by the Institute for Work and Health (2006).

Scientist Knowledge Translation Plan Template, a downloadable template that was created to assist scientists in the development of a KT plan. Created by The SickKids Learning Institute.

CES4Health.Info, is a free, online mechanism for peer-reviewing, publishing and disseminating products of health-related community-engaged scholarship that are in forms other than journal articles.

The Essentials of Knowledge Translation: A Fact Sheet: This fact sheet, written by the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, outlines the essentials of knowledge translation and their approach.

Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Toolkit



Knowledge Translation and Indigenous Knowledge by Janet Smylie, Carmel Mary Martin, Nili Kaplan-Myrth, Leah Steele, Caroline Tait, and William Hog. Indigenous ways of generating and translating knowledge at the community level have been increasingly recognized in social science, native studies, and law. This paper explores the author’s evaluation of the interface between knowledge translation theory and Indigenous knowledge.



Knowledge Mobilization Works podcasts, by Peter Levesque. For those who learn by listening, this series of 19 podcasts highlights the voices and ideas from leading Canadian knowledge brokers.



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  • Hepatitis C (HCV) is a viral infection just as HIV is a viral infection. Unlike HIV, however, HCV can be treated and cured.  Treatment for HCV is available to anyone living with hepatitis C in BC.   Explore in Detail: Hepatitis C: Epidemiology, testing, treatment, resources HCV Manifesto Hepatitis C Treatment Options Expand in BC

  • The Evaluation News blog covers our work within PAN and with organizations in the community.  Learn about different kinds of evaluation like Realist Evaluation, learn how other organizations are using evaluation approaches, meet evaluators on the job, and find out about how you can help in community evaluation. Explore in detail:  Evaluation News blog Evaluation… Read more »

  • People with HIV can live long and healthy lives if they access to treatment and social support as needed. As people with HIV age, however, complications of aging can compound challenges of living with HIV. Concerns for people with HIV who are aging can include income security, stigma, safe and affordable housing, aging in place,… Read more »

  • Our Fall Conference, AGM, PLHIV Forum and ED Summit gathers people from across the province who share their programs and services, learn about new developments in public health, and help build a vibrant and supportive community. We also offer Regional conferences to customize capacity building-needs for different service areas in BC. After the events, with permission… Read more »

  • We offer our KnowledgeConnect webinars to reach our  member organizations as well as community leaders and stakeholders. Information is available when our viewers have the opportunity to connect. Watch for news on upcoming webinars in the blog. Follow the blog for news on upcoming webinars   Explore webinars by theme: Advocacy, Policy, Public Health Health Determinants… Read more »

  • In April 2016 BC’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall declared the overdose epidemic in BC a public health emergency.  Despite committed efforts, the epidemic continues, as overdose statistics show.  This has significant impact on first responders, including frontline staff at Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) member and allied organizations, and especially people with lived experience… Read more »

  • In April 2016 BC’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall declared the overdose epidemic in BC a public health emergency in April 2016.  Despite committed efforts, the epidemic continues, as overdose statistics show.  This has significant impact on first responders, including frontline staff at Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) member and allied organizations, and especially people… Read more »

  • Information about the law and the rights of people with HIV  Having HIV is not a crime, but law can impact heavily on the lives of people with HIV. The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network “is one of the world’s leading organizations tackling the legal and human rights issues related to HIV, and advocating at both… Read more »

  • Evaluation can help guide your organization or group to make decisions about programs, services, research, and more. Participatory research is just what it sounds like- people and communities take part in decision-making about what is evaluated, rather than being told what they “should” evaluate. Community is central to evaluation work and we can help you… Read more »


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