The Applied Research and Analysis Directorate is pleased to announce the release of this research project led by Dr. John Lavis of McMaster University. The project sought to describe the knowledge-translation (KT) activities on health human resources (HHR) policy issues by studying researchers' and policymakers' activities, knowledge, views and use of the research knowledge.
Findings from the case studies revealed that increased knowledge translation had helped to direct political attention towards issues in nursing work environments. It also made policy networks that had previously been limited to health care executives and government officials more accessible to a broader range of social actors. This heightened engagement enabled policy choices to move in new directions that would not have been otherwise possible.
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