Improving how knowledge gets into practice: You have to know the context

October 1, 2014

Dr. Janet Squires has been awarded a two-year grant worth $264,237 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to help our understanding of the role context plays in knowledge translation. Context is increasingly recognized as a central influence on health-care professionals' use of research. This project is necessary to develop common tools for assessing context in order to tailor the design and delivery of knowledge translation interventions, to interpret their effectiveness and to guide knowledge users in their implementation efforts. Grant summaries are available through CIHRís Funded Research Decision Database.

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