A tailored, collaborative strategy todevelop capacity and facilitate evidence-       informed decision making      A case ...
PHSI… … is an integrated KT program that supports  a collaborative approach to applied health  systems and services resear...
The PHSI Project            (FRN 101867)Purpose● To enhance capacity and facilitate contexts  conducive to EIDMApplied res...
Health Department Partners                           A                           B                      C                 ...
Rapid Review Process                                                           Decision                                   ...
Health Department Partners      ● Results: Activities to date                         A                          B        ...
Challenges ● Time ● Competing priorities ● Management support ● Library services ● Choosing priority issues ● Limited enga...
Impact ● Knowledge ● Skills ● Critical consumer ● Program decisions ● Organizational structures
Lessons Learned ● Senior management support ● Internal “champion” ● Communication ● Prioritize project ● Flexibility ● Est...
Kara DeCorby, MScManaging Director & Knowledge Broker, HealthEvidenceSchool of Nursing, McMaster University1685 Main Stree...
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A tailored, collaborative strategy to develop capacity and facilitate evidence-informed decision making

  1. 1. A tailored, collaborative strategy todevelop capacity and facilitate evidence- informed decision making A case study of three Canadian health departments funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Kara DeCorby, MSc Maureen Dobbins, PhD Lori Greco, MSc Robyn Traynor, MSc
  2. 2. PHSI… … is an integrated KT program that supports a collaborative approach to applied health systems and services research that is useful to health system managers and/or policy makers Partnerships between researchers and knowledge users are the most effective way to get the right questions and to ensure uptake of the results into policy and/or practice. Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/38778.html
  3. 3. The PHSI Project (FRN 101867)Purpose● To enhance capacity and facilitate contexts conducive to EIDMApplied research● Findings of interest to broader health care systemCase study● Three cases: Ontario health departments● Tailored Knowledge Broker intervention
  4. 4. Health Department Partners A B C • Large, urban centre • Mid-size, • Large, diverse • MOH committed urban/rural mixContext • MOH/AMOH vision • Manager ‘champion’ • MOH committed, but • EIDM strategic priority more “wait-and-see” • EIDM strategic • Resources committed • Exec commitment priority • Apr 2011 – Feb 2013 • Apr 2011 – Dec 2012 • Sept 2010 – Jun 2012 • KB combination of • KB combination of • KB on site, 2 d/wk on/off-site: 2 d/wk on/off-site: 2 d/wkIntervention → Mentor Rapid Review → Mentor staff teams → Mentor staff teams teams → Provide training → Advise the RKEC on → Provide training → Meetings / Policy & Procedure → Participate in EIDM- presentations → Provide training related events → Advise Senior → Meetings / → One-on-one consulting Management Team presentations
  5. 5. Rapid Review Process Decision Assess applicability Interpret Appraise the quality Search for evidence Define the question
  6. 6. Health Department Partners ● Results: Activities to date A B C • 5 questions/reviews • 5 questions/reviews • 18 Rapid Reviews in progress (3 in progress) • Large-scale training • Half-day workshops, • EIDM Policy &Activities sessions additional divisional Procedure developed • Critical Appraisal Club training planned and approved • Meetings/presentation • Presentations to • RKEC presentations s of research Senior Management • All-staff training • Abstract submitted planned
  7. 7. Challenges ● Time ● Competing priorities ● Management support ● Library services ● Choosing priority issues ● Limited engagement ● Slow progress
  8. 8. Impact ● Knowledge ● Skills ● Critical consumer ● Program decisions ● Organizational structures
  9. 9. Lessons Learned ● Senior management support ● Internal “champion” ● Communication ● Prioritize project ● Flexibility ● Establish partner engagement
  10. 10. Kara DeCorby, MScManaging Director & Knowledge Broker, HealthEvidenceSchool of Nursing, McMaster University1685 Main Street West, Unit 302Hamilton, ON L8S 1G5Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 20461Fax: (905) 529-4184kdecorby@health-evidence.ca
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