In order for research to have impact, research must be relevant to the needs of the patients, the health service and the policy makers, and the knowledge generated must be translated into policy and practice. Dissemination and implementation are essential to achieving impact, so that the benefits of knowledge generation are passed to other researchers, practitioners and the wider community. Knowledge translation is the application of that knowledge by relevant stakeholders to accelerate the benefits of global and local innovation in strengthening health systems and improving people’s health.(1) (2) Institutional strategies are needed to promote and facilitate dissemination, and to facilitate knowledge translation.(3)
NOTE: The Research and Development Team is currently working with stakeholders to develop a methodology for a HSE approach for Dissemination, Translation and Impact.
- World Health Organisation. Knowledge translation framework for ageing and health, 2012. https://www.who.int/ageing/publications/knowledge_translation.pdf
- World Health Organization. Bridging the “Know-Do” gap in global health. Meeting on Knowledge Translation in Global Health, 2005, Geneva, Switzerland. https://bit.ly/2T8oyKI
- Knowledge Translation Australia. Lost in Translation, Research Translation and Translational Research: Demystifying Research Translation. https://www.ktaustralia.com/demystifying-research-translation/