The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT, http://www.nccmt.ca/) has developed and successfully piloted a 16-month mentorship program to provide public health professionals with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to act as knowledge brokers within their Health Department and advance the uptake and use of research evidence in public health practice. Participating health departments have gained internal knowledge broker expertise to independently work through the evidence-informed decision making process and address ongoing high-priority practice-based questions, supporting organizational change, and transforming evidence use in public health decision making.
The NCCMT is now recruiting Ontario Health Departments for participation in the 2nd cohort of this program.
This program consists of two phases: 1) assess and assist each health department in developing organizational capacity for EIDM; and 2) build the individual capacity of selected staff to function as “internal” knowledge brokers or mentors in EIDM practice. Organizational assessments will be conducted in fall 2016. Mentorship participants will begin their training in January 2017, continuing to April 2018.
If your organization is interested in learning more about the Knowledge Broker Mentoring Program, please contact Vivian Chen at email@example.com.