Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2015). Knowledge translation in health care: Moving from evidence to practice. Retrieved from Organization website:

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This primer uses the knowledge-to-action cycle as a framework to introduce users to the concept of knowledge translation (KT). It outlines strategies to amplify and implement various KT activities, including knowledge exchange (KE) and evaluation.

Steps for Using Method/Tool

Presentations and select information are available online and the primer is also available in book form. It includes the following sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Knowledge creation
  3. The knowledge-to-action cycle
  4. Theories and models of knowledge-to-action
  5. Knowledge exchange
  6. Evaluation of knowledge-to-action

These summaries are written by the NCCMT to condense and to provide an overview of the resources listed in the Registry of Methods and Tools and to give suggestions for their use in a public health context. For more information on individual methods and tools included in the review, please consult the authors/developers of the original resources.

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