INSPIRE PHC - Primary Health CAre Program:INnovations Strengthening PrImary Healthcare REsearch
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Knowledge Translation Exchange:


Dr. Merrick Zwarenstein Dr. Merrick Zwarenstein
Director, Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University
Sandra Regan, Amanda Terry, Shannon Sibbald
Cathy Thorpe

Archna Narula
Research Project Links

PC Reform
Optimizing quality, access, integration and equity in Ontario primary care

Care in the Home (TAPESTRY)
Primary health care linking with community (TAPESTRY-CM)

Community Linkage - SCOPE
Enhancing PHC linkages with home care and hospitals (SCOPE)

Specialist Linkage -eConsult
Creating new PHC linkages with specialists

Knowledge Translation Exchange (KTE)

Sex and Gender Analysis

Knowledge Translation and Exchange (KTE) ...


The KTE team will employ three specific strategies to engage the partners and collaborators.

  1. We will co-sponsor with the PHC branch of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) video PHC research rounds during which research topics selected by the PHC Branch are presented to 15-40 MOHLTC staff and other knowledge users.
  2. We will host an annual face-to-face PHC Research/Policy Colloquium to bridge knowledge user and researcher perspectives.
  3. We will maintain a website ensuring the availability of all publicly-released papers, reports, policy briefs and research tools.

As well, as a separate activity, we propose to facilitate jurisdiction-wide implementation through a collaborative process with partners and collaborators as well as other relevant stakeholders such as Community Care Access Centres, home service providers, health professionals and patients.

We will analyse our research program's innovations to identify policy implications, barriers and facilitators to scale up, and needed adaptation. Collaboratively with stakeholders, we will select innovations from this research program according to alignment with current MOHLTC and LHIN policy priorities, as well as feasibility and affordability within the envelope of currently available resources.

During this process we will develop a grid which is based on the development of innovations and their scale-up and which will assist the investigators for projects 2-4 as they develop and test KTE toolkits for jurisdiction-wide implementation of the selected innovations; and revise the toolkits to be ready for use in scaling up the innovation to a LHIN or the province.