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Knowledge translation frameworks & health equity- fast friends or perfect strangers?

Dramatic inequalities in health and social circumstances across Canada are well documented. Knowledge and effective interventions exist to address many of these inequities.  However, awareness, uptake, and the use of interventions can be poor especially with respect to interventions to improve the health of social and economically disadvantaged populations. This gap between knowledge and action to improve health equity is of increasing concern to public health researchers and practitioners, globally.

Knowledge translation (KT) is about closing the gap between knowing and doing. Public health has been particularly interested in finding effective models for moving research into action. This webinar will discuss the application of a health equity support score to knowledge translation frameworks and highlight existing knowledge– to-action frameworks that can support equity focused knowledge translation.

Advisors on Tap

Colleen Davison
Research Scientist and Adjunct Assistant Professor,
Department of Community Heath and Epidemiology,
Queen’s University and the Clinical Research Centre,Kingston General Hospital

Erica Di Ruggiero
Associate Director
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Population and Public Health

Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh
Knowledge Translation Specialist,
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

To register for this webinar, click here.

Online conversation November 18 to 22, 2013.

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  • Presenters:
  • Colleen Davison, 
  • Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh
    Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh

    Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, MHSc

    Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist

    Sume has professional experiences in equity-focused organizational and community development and change, social justice education, HIV/AIDS prevention, research, knowledge translation, evaluation and women's rights with local, provincial and global organizations. Sume has previously contributed to teams at the Program Training and Consultation Centre of the Smoke Free Ontario Strategy, the Regional Diversity Roundtable, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Southern African AIDS Trust and the Centre for Social Justice. Sume holds a Masters of Health Sciences in Health Promotion and Global Health from the University of Toronto.

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