TRANSLATING RESEARCH FOR POLICY AND PRACTICE
This course provides an introduction to concepts and skills in knowledge translation (a coordinated, collaborative approach to ensure that research findings are utilized by key stakeholders) and to the role of research in changing policy and practice at local, regional, and national levels. This module will build on concepts in community-partnered research introduced in module a of this three-part sequence in community based participatory research. This skills-based module will introduce learners to theoretical concepts in knowledge translation (KT), dissemination and implementation science, and apply these concepts to practical exercises to translate research findings for relevance to other key stakeholders, including community partners, program developers, and policy makers. One session will be devoted specifically to skills building in legislative and media advocacy. The goal of this course is to familiarize learners with the critically important steps involved in translating research findings for relevance to stakeholders beyond academia. Discussion, interactive learning exercises, and examples of research dissemination and implementation science will be used to provide a foundation in kt as an aspect of community-partnered research.