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Social Change, Health Equity Research, and Knowledge Translation: ACHIEVE KT Workshop

On September 29th and 30th 2010, CRICH held a workshop for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, service providers, planners, and members of community-based organizations who are interested in knowledge translation (KT) and who work in the area of health equity and social determinants of health.

This workshop introduced some of the policy-making processes that affect the health of inner city populations, and discussed roles for research and knowledge translation in relation to these processes. Participants discussed and got feedback on their approaches for KT and health equity research.

A great deal of health equity research explores social determinants of health, and relevant health equity stakeholders extend well beyond the provincial health care system. Day 1 introduced this complex, intersectoral and intergovernmental policy landscape, and the perspectives of individuals who have worked to bring about policy and social change.

With this complex policy landscape in mind, participants reviewed important frameworks, concepts, and practical tools that have been developed to support KT. Application of these tools for health equity research and decision-making were explored through interactive sessions with experienced scientists.

This workshop was offered through the ACHIEVE Research Partnership. ACHIEVE is a CIHR-funded Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research.

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