KT Alberta is a virtual resource space for people working in health-related knowledge translation, providing support to the research community through a bi-weekly newsletter of events, blog postings, and recorded webinars. We use the term “KT” to include knowledge translation, knowledge synthesis, and implementation science.
Knowledge Translation (KT) transforms evidence into active practice. KT is a series of activities ranging from collecting, collating, and making sense of evidence, to dissemination of knowledge, to application and use.
Knowledge translation is a practice that spans across sectors and disciplines. It includes academic and community-based researchers, healthcare practitioners, patients, and policymakers. Our point is that KT is a broad and multidisciplinary field. There is no single definition of KT practice, and no single group of KT practitioners.
Knowledge translation research topics range from information design, to meta-analysis, communications to evaluation. Of particular interest are ways in which KT research can build engagement with patient voices and communities.
On this page you will find a collection of newsletters, blog posts, and webinars useful to KT research and practice in the health sector.
A collection of blog posts prepared by AbSPORU and KT Alberta community members. Posts highlight KT methods and approaches and profile interesting KT projects completed in Alberta.
A collection of webinars from the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit Learning Health System Team (formerly the AbSPORU KT Platform) and host of KT Alberta.
KT Alberta is hosted by the Learning Health System team of the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit. For more information, please contact: Stephanie Brooks
University of Calgary Foothills Campus
3330 Hospital Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4N1
1702, 8215 112 St NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8
The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit operates on and acknowledges the lands that are the traditional and ancestral territory of many peoples, presently subject to Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Blackfoot Confederacy – Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika – the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stoney Nakoda, and the Tsuu T’ina Nation and the Métis People of Alberta. This includes the Métis Settlements and the Métis Nation of Alberta. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for generations. We make this acknowledgment as a reaffirmation of our shared commitment towards reconciliation, and as part of AbSPORU’s mandate towards fostering health system transformation.