Program Lead: Melissa Brouwers
ARCC aims to advance the practice of knowledge translation (KT). The practice of KT is about closing the gap between what users of research know and what they do. This is done by moving knowledge into action or moving evidence into practice.
We work closely with researchers, clinicians and decision makers to facilitate the application of high-quality research evidence with the goals to improve cancer control practices services and policies. We support the idea that stakeholders should have access to relevant and innovative research, and aim to produce tools, publications and events that engage Canadians in cancer-related issues that lead to measureable and sustained improvements in cancer control.
ARCC embraces the KT definition of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, which is:
“KT is a dynamic and iterative process that includes the synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically sound application of knowledge to improve the health of Canadians, provide more effective services and products, and improve the system.”
We aim to advance the knowledge translation scientific enterprise within the cancer control context. Knowledge translation science is about identifying the factors related of knowledge use and effective methods of promoting the uptake of knowledge including evaluating implementation outcomes.
Canadian Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Community of Practice
Knowledge Translation Curriculum from Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
Here are some of the projects our investigators and research personnel are involved with:
Knowledge Translation Canada: A CIHR Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research
Principal Investigators: Straus SE, Grimshaw JM
Co-Investigators: Archer NP, Armson HA, Benzies KM, Berta WB, Bhattacharyya O, J.C. Brehaut JC, Brouwers MC,Campbell BR, Chignell MH, Ciliska DK, Cummings G, Davies BL, Desroches S, Dicenso A, Dobbins MJ, Dolovich LR, Doran DM, Douketis JD, Estabrooks CA, Fremont P, Gagnon J, Gagnon M-P, Ghali WA, Godin G, Guyatt GH, Haynes RB, Holroyd-Leduc JM, Jaglal SB, Jeffs LP, Johnson DW, Klassen TP, Labrecque M, Landry R, Laupacis A, Lavis JN, Law MC, Leduc Y, Legare F, Majumdar SR, Mamdani M, Mcalister FA, Mckibbon KA, McNeil DA, Moher D, O’Connor AM, Ouimet M, Palda VA, Potter EK, Quan H, Raina PS, Reeves S, Sales AE, K.G. Shojania KG, M. Simunovic M, D. Stacey D, H.T. Stelfox HT, P.A. Taenzer PA, M. Taljaard M, Tinmouth AT, Tough SC, Tsuyuki RT, Tugwell PS, Vaillancourt C, Weijer CE, Wells PS, White DE, Wilczynski N, Wilson BJ, Zwarenstein MF
Granting Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
The Quality Improvement in Colorectal Cancer in Local Health Integration Network 4 (LHIN4) Project (QICC-L4)
Principal Investigator: Simunovic M
Co-Investigators: Stephen W, Lovrics P, Cadeddu M, Kelly S, Prodger D, DeNardi F, Haider E, Brouwers M, O’Brien MA, Lavis J, Williams D, Sebaldt R, Goldsmith C, Thabane L
Granting Agency: Hamilton Academic Health Sciences Organization (AHSC) Innovation Fund
Knowledge translation to improve quality of cancer control in Canada: What we know and what is next
Principal Investigator: Brouwers MC
Co-Investigators: Browman G, Bryant-Lukosius D, Dobbins M, Elit L, Esmail R, Gagliardi A, Graham I,
Grimshaw J, Hagen N, Schünemann H, Levine M, Levitt C, Pasut G, Petrella J, Rand C, Sawka C, Seow H, Simunovic M, Straus S, Sussman J.
Granting Agency: Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Knowledge Translation Canada: A National Research Network
Principal Investigators: Grimshaw J, Straus S, Godin G, Haynes R, Laupacis A, Lavis J, Legare F, Majumdar S, O’Connor A, Sales A
Co-Investigators: Archer NP, Benzies KM, Bhattacharyya O,Brehaut JC, Brouwers MC, Chignell MH, Cranney AB, Dobbins MJ, Dolovich LR, Douketis JD, Estabrooks CA, Fremont P, Gagnon M-P, Holroyd-Leduc JM, Jaglal SB, Labrecque M, Law MC, Levinson AJ, Little J, Mamdani M,. McKibbon KA, Moher D, Ouimet M, Quan H, Raina PS, Reeves S, Stacey D, Stelfox HT, Stiell IG, Taenzer PA, Taljaard M, Tinmouth AT, Tugwell PSL, Vaillancourt C, Wells PS, Zwarenstein MF
Granting Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research/CFI
Do Tailored Messages Promote Evidence-Informed Decision Making in Breast Cancer Prevention?
Principal Investigator: Dobbins M.
Co-Investigators: Cameron R, Ciliska D, Bryant-Lukosius D, DiCenso A, Jack S, Akhtar-Danesh N, Brouwers MC.
Granting Agency: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region.
The Capacity Enhancement Program (CEP)
Principal Investigator: Brouwers MC
Granting Agency: Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Program in Evidence-based Care, Cancer Care Ontario
Principal Investigator: Brouwers MC (2004-2011); Browman G (1997-2004)
Co-Investigator: Brouwers MC (1997-2004)
Granting Agency: Ministry of Health and Long-term Care through Cancer Care Ontario