Knowledge sharing relating to online training in HIA, to our project in analyzing public policies, and in policy adoption and implementation.
Under the rubric of online training in health impact assessment (HIA) and the resulting Online Course that we have developed with the University of Montréal, the INSPQ and Dr. Richard Massé, the Centre has developed work on sharing knowledge in the context of HIA: why think about it, and how to develop an adapted knowledge sharing plan.
||We have recently been documenting our knowledge sharing processes as they have been implemented in our project on analyzing public policies. |
The goal was to evaluate our process and its impacts to date among people in the public health sector. We are taking the results into account so as to improve upon our practices.
During the coming months, we will be scanning the literature on knowledge sharing in the context of the adoption and the implementation of public policies. There are a number of papers on knowledge sharing in clinical settings or for health programs, but the public policy sector is different in a number of ways and one cannot simply apply the lessons learned about knowledge sharing “in general” to public policies. Through this more targeted scoping of the literature, we are hoping to extract practical lessons and advice and make them available for those in the public health sector who are trying to bring forward different kinds of evidence to inform policy decision making.
While much of our work in knowledge sharing as a discipline in itself is internally-conducted work that informs our publications and other externally-shared work, we would be happy to discuss and/or share practices with practitioners who have an interest in KT or sharing knowledge. Please send us a note, and let's talk. Photo: annszyp. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/70366939@N00/4227289962/