Knowledge translation – transforming research into better health for Canadians – is an overarching theme that underpins all CHHM research. Knowledge translation refers to a process that ensures communication, uptake and utilization of research findings to improve the health of humans in the immediate future (within 5 years).
CHHM is committed to ensuring that new knowledge is translated into useful information for policy-makers, health professionals, patients, people at risk, and the community at large. For decision-makers, this includes various types of evaluation data, developing clinical guidelines, simulation modeling of disease trajectories and related costs. UBC Assistant Professor Linda Li (physiotherapist and Mary Pack Chair in Arthritis Research) studies the process of knowledge translation to better understand the barriers and facilitators to the uptake and utilization of new knowledge.