Relevant to: Policy, Practice
Type: Resources and Tools
The Registry is a searchable, online collection of evidence-informed methods and tools for knowledge translation in public health, where knowledge translation is defined as a dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound application of knowledge to provide more effective health services and products, strengthen the health care system and improve health outcomes. The Registry provides a practical tool for public health decision makers worldwide.
The Registry provides an inventory of methods and tools to support the planning, doing and evaluating of public health policies and practices across the range of knowledge translation activities. The Registry contains summary statements of knowledge translation methods and tools, with links to the full article, to help health practitioners use evidence in their practice. The Registry assists in synthesizing, summarizing and communicating new knowledge to support their uptake and application and lead to further innovation.
The Registry has been well received, having been accessed by tens of thousands of visitors across at least 190 countries. The Registry also includes user stories and promotional material to further expand its reach and uptake. A primary criticism of the Registry is that it would benefit from a more intuitive indexing system, although overall the Registry is highly regarded as an efficient and effective resource to find and use knowledge translation tools in public health.