Health Evidence www.healthevidence.org shares tools that guide practice evidence, developed in collaboration with local public health organizations. While targeted at public health some of the tools provide useful approaches for emerging front line projects.
Looking for tools to help you find and use research evidence? Use the Health Evidence™ practice tools to help you work through the evidence-informed decision making process; search for evidence, track your search, and share lessons learned with your public health organization.
Example of tools:
- Evidence-Informed Decision Making (EIDM) Checklist
- Developing an Efficient Search Strategy Using PICO
- Levels & Sources of Public Health Evidence
- Resources to Guide & Track Your Search
- Keeping Track of Search Results: A Flowchart
- Briefing Note: Decisions, Rationale and Key Findings Summary
- Improving Future Decisions: Optimizing the Decision Process from Lessons Learned
See the current tools at their site here: http://www.healthevidence.org/practice-tools.aspx
From the journal of Implementation Science, https://implementationscience.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13012-017-0607-7
…In this paper, we propose the use of architectural frameworks to develop LHSs that adhere to a recognized vision while being adapted to their specific organizational context. Architectural frameworks are high-level descriptions of an organization as a system; they capture the structure of its main components at varied levels, the interrelationships among these components, and the principles that guide their evolution.
This paper shared as one of the resources was found by Vicky Ward https://kmbresearcher.wordpress.com/, who was at the Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, http://www.knowledgemobilization.net/event/2017-canadian-knowledge-mobilization-forum/
PUT SIMPLY: According to an intersectionality perspective, inequities are never the result of single, distinct factors. Rather, they are the outcome of intersections of different social locations, power relations and experiences.
paper by Olena Hankivsky, PhD of https://www.sfu.ca/iirp/
see the paper here: https://www.sfu.ca/iirp/documents/resources/101_Final.pdf
While this article from INTEGRATION AND IMPLEMENTATION INSIGHTS is more relevant to EDs, it does have value for front line workers as we attempt to have a grip and work to understand our organization’s and the broader government and social institutions efforts to bridge research to practice.
- the macro-contextual approach, which has dominated the existing (though limited) literature on context, focuses largely on factors that are usually beyond the sphere of control or influence of those trying to promote the use of knowledge in policy (such as the extent of political freedom, media freedom, etc). In contrast, our intention was to strategically identify potential areas of change for different types of interventions.
- we believe that governmental institutions constitute the most direct environment where practices to promote the use of knowledge in policy take place. They are the setting where most decisions about policies are discussed and, most importantly, where they are implemented.
- the role of institutions in enabling systemic change has also been widely recognized in development-related projects. Focusing at the institutional level has promising potential to contribute to change because of the significant role borne by institutions within any system …
See the article here: Going beyond ‘context matters’: A lens to bridge knowledge and policy
From the Carleton School of Social Work https://carleton.ca/socialwork/2017/school-social-work-11th-annual-research-day-march-21st-2017/
See presentation descriptions and details here: Carleton_Research Day_Program_Full Schedule 2017
Location: 2nd Floor Conference Rooms C270 & C272 in Residence Commons, Carleton University
For both front line workers and program evaluators there is value to bridge our practice and evaluation. This presentation promises to help us integrate as well as guide the complexity of practitioner practice knowledge with organizational and program mission.
Colloquium: From the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services (CRECS)
Representing well a case-management theory of change for an elder abuse program– implications for construct validity
Much attention is being given to using program theory as the foundation for making valid inferences in evaluation. However, case management programs offer unique challenges to valid representation. This research proposes a model for representing program theory validly in a case management program, the Elder Abuse Prevention and Response Services.
France Gagnon, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Education.