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.

2020 Events

HEADS TOGETHER VIRTUAL THINK TANK: RESEARCH & PREVENTION - BEST PRACTICES TO ADDRESS THE INTERSECTIONS OF MENTAL HEALTH, ADDICTION & BRAIN INJURY

Hear the results of a recent Canada-wide environmental scan of best practices to serve individuals who are living with a brain injury and experiencing mental health and/or addiction challenges. Your voice is needed to determine how research and prevention can be a part of the solution.

Speakers: 

  • Karen Mason, Co-founder and Director of Community Practice for SOAR (Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research)
  • Dr. Paul van Donkelaar, Co-founder and Principal Investigator for SOAR (Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research)

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SUBSTANCE USE GRAND ROUNDS: DRUG-CHECKING: IMPLEMENTING HARM REDUCTION IN DUAL PUBLIC HEALTH CRISES

Learn from a team’s experience of operating and researching a drug-checking service during the deepening overdose crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers: 

  • Dr. Bruce Wallace (Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, School of Social Work, University of Victoria) and members of the Vancouver Island Drug Checking Project team.

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2019 Events

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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PAIN CARE & SHARE EDUCATION DAY: AGAINST PAIN IN THE MOST VULNERABLE. 
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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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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.

HACK THIS: ESTABLISHING AN INNOVATION LAB AT ISLAND HEALTH 

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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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EVIDENCE-INTO-PRACTICE AWARDS CEREMONY

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

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