The Knowledge Brokering Group
December 2004 – November 2007
Funded by Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
The Knowledge Brokering Group (KBG) was a result of a three year grant funded by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation with matching funds received from Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. The project involved three long term care providers, the CapitalCare Group, the Good Samaritan Society, and Shepherd’s Care Foundation. The project also included researchers from two Universities, the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary.
The KBG used knowledge brokering to promote discussions and learnings around the RAI/MDS tools, inform the process of using the RAI/MDS data to improve quality of care and identify research priorities, and to promote an increased understanding of the researcher and decision maker cultures. The KBG activities and events attracted a broad audience and were successful in increasing capacity related to RAI/MDS. The KBG successfully extended project members’ existing networks, increased decision makers’ research capacity, promoted new research projects, increased reciprocal understanding of cultures, increased awareness of and capacity to use the RAI/MDS data and outputs and hosted well received educational events.
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