What is Knowledge Translation?

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Knowledge translation (KT) is the process by which new knowledge is transformed into information that benefits society through changed policies, behaviors, programs, or practices. KT is a systematic process that begins with collecting and analyzing the latest research findings. Then, research-based recommendations are made regarding best practices and treatments. Finally, this synthesized and translated knowledge is promptly and effectively disseminated to those who need it.

The long term goal of knowledge translation is measurable improvement in people's health and in the health care system as a whole. Learn more about Knowledge Translation...