Knowledge to Action Month – everything you need to know!

Island Health’s Research Department is hosting Knowledge-to-Action Month, 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. This year’s K2A events are focused on achieving clinical excellence through continuous improvement cycles. Information about events happening in the next couple of weeks and links to register are below:


Wednesday, November 10, 2021: 1-2pm

Discovering Your Inner Detective: How to Write Effective Inquiry Questions to Improve Care

Please join us for a workshop covering key steps in the process of translating a clinical observation into an answerable inquiry question. Aimed at a clinical audience, we will work through the basics of how to start an inquiry project (whether research or quality improvement), share resources and frameworks that simplify the task of writing an inquiry question, and apply these tools in breakout rooms with real-life examples. Please bring your clinical observations or new inquiry questions to share and discuss! Finally, we outline a roadmap to access further support and implement your clinician-led inquiry project in Island Health.


Tuesday, November 16, 2021: 11-12pm

Findings from Island Health’s Anti-Racism Knowledge Survey: the Foundation for an Effective Strategy

Presentation by:

  • Eunice Joe, MA, PhD – Vice President, Indigenous Health and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Island Health
  • Diane Sawchuck, BSN, MN, PhD – Lead, Evidence, Evaluation and Knowledge Translation, Island Health


Wednesday, November 17, 2021: 12-1pm

Knowledge Management for Continuous Improvement: Finding the Information inside Data

Continuous improvement cycles lead to change through learning from data collected real-time during practice. However, before clinicians or decision-makers can act on data, these often large and complex healthcare datasets must be parsed for meaningful information. Please join us for a panel discussion exploring the role of information providers in learning communities, and demystifying the process of going from data to knowledge. Drawing from compelling examples in Island Health, we will learn about the challenges and opportunities encountered in interrogating data, how information products are used to communicate with decision-makers, and much more.


Thursday, November 18, 2021: 11am-12pm

Secondary Impacts of COVID-19: Loneliness, Social Isolation and Social Prescribing

The Secondary Impacts of COVID-19 Workstream has worked to keep Island Health employees informed of the many societal impacts of the pandemic, and to assist public health in planning an equitable response and recovery. Please join us for this panel discussion highlighting some of the key learnings of secondary impacts of the pandemic, and how they have been felt locally and at a national level, and what could be done to mitigate the effects of the pandemic in the immediate and a long-term future.


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