Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science Pillar
Knowledge translation is a deliberate, iterative process that includes synthesis, exchange, dissemination, evaluation and application of knowledge in decision making (practice and policy) to improve health outcomes, health service delivery and the broader health system. Knowledge translation research or implementation science involves the use of theory to systematically study these processes. Translational research can begin with the start of a new study or can occur once a study is completed. Successful health interventions that bring the best evidence to health care providers and to clients will improve outcomes in all health sectors.