Knowledge-to-Action Month

Every November, the Research Department hosts a month of collaborative events, bringing together leaders and researchers, healthcare providers and patients to learn about the importance of translating evidence into practice to improve care and outcomes.

2019 Events

November 1

Creating a Learning Health System to Improve Care: The Cognitive Health Initiative

Learn how formalizing workflows and data collection can enhance research opportunities and enable the implementation of solutions to improve care for patients with possible dementia. Dr. Alexandre Henri-Bhargava will speak on behalf of the Manning Cognitive Health Initiative, Seniors Strategy, and the Royal Jubilee Hospital Seniors Outpatient Clinic (Geo 4).

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November 6

Pain CARE & Share Education Day

The 2019 theme was Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable. View slides of the presentations:


November 8

Engaging Indigenous Communities in the Cowichan Hospital Redesign

Engaging with indigenous communities to learn about respectful protocols for the planning and redesign of the new Cowichan hospital and health services.

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November 14

Healthy Ageing: Evidence-Informed Practice with Seniors

This annual conference stimulates practice change and affirm best practices for optimal care and health promotion for seniors in all settings.

Slides are available to staff on the Island Health Intranet.

November 18

Hack This: Establishing an Innovation Lab at Island Health 

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November 25

Moving Evidence into Action in Complex Systems: Some Tools for the Journey

Learn about a new tool to help you assess and strengthen your ability to use and apply evidence.

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November 27

Evidence-into-Practice Awards Ceremony

November 29

2019 Island Psychosis Conference - Early Psychosis Pathways of Care: Is It Working?

This one-day symposium, hosted by Mental Health Recovery Partners, brought together practitioners, administrators, students, family members and people with lived experience.

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2018 Events

View the videos here