Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) knowledge translation in health care: Evidence to practice

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


The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has made a series of presentation materials available online. Drawn from a number of authors, the materials are based on an offline publication designed to aid in knowledge translation activities.

The website, created by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), offers a series of PowerPoint presentations based upon a book titled Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice. The presentations are intended to be used as a companion to the book.

The series of presentation materials are based on knowledge translation and the knowledge-to-action cycle.

The materials are organized into sections, both as pdf and as html, with the corresponding authors listed.

Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Knowledge creation

Section 3: The knowledge-to-action cycle

Section 4: Theories and models of knowledge to action

Section 5: Knowledge exchange

Section 6: Evaluation of knowledge to action

Appendices: Approaches to measurement, knowledge management and commercialization, ethics.

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  • English
  • French


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Additional Resources and/or Skills Needed for Implementation


Steps for Using Method/Tool

The presentation materials are designed to be used for learning and/or training activities, and complement the full book.

Who is involved

The topics presented have important implications for health policy makers, researchers, managers, clinicians and trainees.

Conditions for Use

© Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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Development of the Method


The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Sharon Straus
Jacqueline Tetroe
Ian Graham

Method of Development

This tool uses the knowledge-to-action cycle as a guiding framework for defining, describing, building the capacity of and facilitating the implementation of knowledge translation activities.

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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