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Effective knowledge translation approaches and practices in Indigenous health research: A systematic review protocol

February 2017

Effective knowledge translation approaches and practices in Indigenous health research: A systematic review protocol
Effective knowledge translation
approaches and practices in
Indigenous health research:
A systematic review protocol

Ensuring that health evidence is effectively translated to the relevant populations is a critical aspect of optimizing health and well-being. In the context of Indigenous people, who experience greater health disparities compared to the general population, mainstream knowledge translation of health evidence has often been inadequate or inappropriate, resulting in limited uptake of the evidence into practice. In order for knowledge translation (KT) to be effective in the context of Indigenous health, it must be both relevant and valued, and for this, it must resonate with Indigenous ways of knowing and doing. This requires that Indigenous people are effectively and respectfully engaged in all stages of health research. In this journal article, the authors undertake a systematic review of the KT literature to identify promising and wise practices for KT language and approaches to Indigenous health research with the aim of eventually informing an Indigenous KT evaluation framework.

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