Evaluating the Process and Outcomes of a Knowledge Translation Approach to Supporting Use of the Diabetes Population Risk Tool (DPoRT) in Public Health Practice

  • Laura C Rosella Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Public Health Ontario, Santé publique Ontario; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
  • Catherine Bornbaum Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Western University
  • Kathy Kornas Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Michael Lebenbaum Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
  • Leslea Peirson Independent Consultant
  • Randy Fransoo Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • Carla Loeppky Epidemiology & Surveillance, Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
  • Charles Gardner Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
  • David Mowat Population Health, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Keywords: diabetes, diabetes population risk tool, evaluation, knowledge broker, knowledge to action, knowledge translation, partnership, public health, risk tool, diabète, évaluation, courtier du savoir, connaissances à la pratique

Abstract

Abstract: To support the use of the Diabetes Population Risk Tool (DPoRT) in public health settings, a knowledge brokering (KB) team used and evaluated the Population Health Planning Knowledge-to-Action model. Participants (n = 24) were from four health-related organizations. Data sources included document reviews, surveys, fo-cus groups, interviews, and observational notes. Site-specific data were analyzed and then triangulated across sites using an evaluation matrix. The KB team facilitated DPoRT use through planned and iterative strategies. Outcomes included changes in skill, knowledge, and organizational practices. The Population Health Planning Knowledge-to-Action model and team-based KB strategy supported DPoRT use in public health settings.

Résumé: Pour appuyer l’utilisation de l’outil Diabetes Population Risk Tool (DPoRT) dans les milieux de santé publique, une équipe de courtage de connaissances (KB) a utilisé et évalué le modèle Population Health Planning Knowledge-to-Action. Les sources de données comprenaient  des documents, des sondages, des groupes de dis-cussion, des entrevues et des notes d’observation. L’équipe de KB a facilité l’utilisation de DPoRT. Les résultats comprenaient les changements dans les compétences, les connaissances et les pratiques organisationnelles. Le modèle Population Health Planning Knowledge-to-Action et la stratégie KB basée sur l’équipe ont appuyé l’utilisation de DPoRT.

Author Biographies

Laura C Rosella, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Public Health Ontario, Santé publique Ontario; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Dr. Rosella’s primary role is a tenure-track faculty position in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Rosella currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Population Health Analytics and scientific appointments at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Public Health Ontario.
Catherine Bornbaum, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Western University
Dr. Catherine Bornbaum is a Research Associate in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Research Professor at Western University. She is an experienced knowledge broker and scholar in knowledge translation and evaluation with expertise in facilitating strategic partnerships across complex, interdisciplinary settings.
Published
2018-06-27