Knowledge Translation Strategies Focused on Mother and Child Health and Wellbeing

Effective Knowledge Translation Strategies for Policy and Action Focused on Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Wellbeing: A Rapid Scoping Review

Project Status:Complete

Knowledge User(s)

World Health Organization

Project Trainee(s)

Allyson Gallant, Hwayeon Danielle Shin, Julia Kontak


Etienne Langlois, Mehr Shah

Funding Source(s)

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Evidence Alliance

Project Objectives

To identify existing literature related to knowledge translation strategies that promote the uptake of evidence into policy and action focused on improving sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and wellbeing.

Research Approach

Rapid Scoping Review

Project Lead(s)

Janet Curran

Position: Dalhousie University, Maritimes SPOR SUPPORT Unit

Janet Curran is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. She is Co-Director of the Aligning Health Needs and Evidence for Transformative Change: Joanna Briggs Centre in the School of Nursing and holds a scientific appointment in pediatrics and emergency medicine at the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre.
Dr. Curran’s program of research is focused on developing and evaluating interventions to improve transitions in care for children and their families/caregivers. She received the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) Terry Klassen Young Investigator Award and the Dalhousie University Faculty of Health Professions Early Career Research Excellence Award in 2015. Her program of research is supported by a CIHR New Investigator Award in Knowledge Translation and her research is directly informed by the inclusion of multiple stakeholders (patients, caregivers, clinicians, and administrators). She currently leads a CIHR-NSHRF funded multi-centred national study exploring best practice strategies for discharge communication in paediatric emergency practice settings.

Janet Curran

Dalhousie University, Maritimes SPOR SUPPORT Unit

Janet Curran is an Associate Professor in the School of...

Project Outputs