Our understanding of the determinants and experience of health and wellbeing has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Health After 2020 program, UBC Health has supported efforts to address the challenge of responding to the broad and ongoing effects of the pandemic. As we progress beyond the acute post-pandemic era, UBC Health is committed to moving forward together.

This commitment centres on facilitating collaborations that emphasize community engagement and putting knowledge into action. This shift enables Health After 2020 to create opportunities for meaningful engagement between researchers and the public—supporting collaborations that explore innovative approaches to knowledge translation rooted in community engagement.

Knowledge translation plays a crucial role in health research by accelerating the pathway from evidence to impact on policy and practice.

UBC Health will support researchers to build capacity in knowledge translation through a partnership with the UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit that will leverage their expertise and network. The UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit fosters a supportive culture of knowledge exchange and builds capacity through training, resources, and tailored support to help researchers engage in meaningful collaborations, communicate research effectively, and demonstrate and celebrate the impacts of their work with and within communities.

“Knowledge translation plays a crucial role in health research by accelerating the pathway from evidence to impact on policy and practice,” says Dr. Genevieve Creighton, Manager, Knowledge Exchange, Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation. “We on the VPRI Knowledge Exchange team look forward to working with UBC Health and supporting research teams to develop knowledge translation strategies, engage with partners, and plan for innovative dissemination.”

Through Health After 2020, UBC Health is providing funding of up to $10,000 each to teams to support research collaborations and capacity building in knowledge translation. Researchers at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan are invited to submit a proposal for projects that utilize creative and innovative knowledge translation methods.

The call for proposals opens on September 27, 2023 and closes on November 15, 2023. For more information, visit the Health After 2020 page.

Posted September 18, 2023


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