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Harmonized Health Impact & Partnership Metrics to Accelerate Knowledge Sharing and Utilization

Details

Introduction:

This project is brought to you in partnership with Global Affairs Canada and the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH).  Le projet est mis en oeuvre grâce au partenariat entre Affaires mondiales Canada et le CanSFE.

This project is part of the Canadian Collaborative for Global Health. The Collaborative brings together Canadian and global partners to generate solutions to urgent data challenges in global health and gender equality. 

Many global health researchers in Canada collect quality data on Women and Children’s Health (WaCH) from all around the world. The data capture essential elements of cross-cutting themes expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as gender equality, climate change, poverty and education. However, research findings and the tools used to obtain them remain scattered and isolated, preventing Canadian inputs from catalyzing evidence-informed change. Canadian global health researchers work with their partners in low- and middle-income countries and are committed to equity in health, development of local capacity and sustainability. From this, two challenges have become evident:

  1. Much more can be done to share acquired knowledge.
  2. Much more can be done to use acquired knowledge, to more effectively and efficiently improve the health and well-being of especially those who are the most vulnerable.

The project harmonized health impact & research partnership metrics is led by the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research and McGill University, in collaboration with HealthBridge, Université Laval, and the Regroupement stratégique en santé mondiale of the Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec. 

The project is developing and piloting metrics tools that accelerate knowledge sharing and utilization. 

The benefits of effective and timely sharing of knowledge acquired by Canadian global health researchers would translate into less duplication of research efforts, a clearer identification of research gaps, and a more efficient channeling of research funds. It would promote knowledge sharing among institutions and across disciplines. 

Objectives:

  1. To foster greater collaboration and coordination of data gathering among researchers and practitioners involved in WaCH-relevant research.
  2. To offer innovative knowledge translation ideas and recommendations to ensure that the capacity-building tools on WaCH metrics build on lessons learned.
  3. To increase data quality and the sustainability of tools applied to future research and research-practitioner partnerships in WaCH-relevant research

Location

Ottawa and Montreal, and across Canada

Partners

Timeline

September 2018 – June 2020

Expected Results

We aim to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Foster greater collaboration and coordination of data gathering among researchers and practitioners involved in WaCH-relevant research.
  • Offer innovative knowledge translation ideas and recommendations where policy-makers can utilize data on WaCH more efficiently and consistently.
  • Increase data quality and the sustainability of the developed tools applied to future research and research-practitioner partnerships in WaCH-relevant research.

Further Details

Related Links – external: https://www.canwach.ca/co-lab-harmonized-health-impact-research-partnership-metrics

Contact person: Jacqueline Ma, Project Officer

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