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Deliberative processes and knowledge translation
A brief sheet on how deliberative processes can link practitioners, researchers and others for improving the use of knowledge in practice.
Published in April, 2010.  DescriptionDownload   93 K.

Public health actors are increasingly being called upon to base their decisions on the best available knowledge. Yet, knowledge translation, which is among other things the effort to make research and other knowledge accessible and useful to practitioners, still faces many challenges.

The use of deliberative processes appears to be a promising strategy for overcoming these difficulties. The deliberative, or interactive, model of knowledge translation promotes exchanges and cooperation between researchers, public health actors, members of civil society, and all other interested parties, throughout the research process.

This fact sheet briefly describes the deliberative model of knowledge translation and its objectives. Two concrete examples are also given to illustrate this discussion.

The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.