Tag Archives: knowledge translation

Knowledge translation (KT) is formally defined by the CIHR as a “dynamic and iterative process that includes the synthesis, dissemination, exchange, and ethically sound application of knowledge to improve the health of Canadians, provide more effective health services and products and strengthen the health care system.”

Dr. Rachel Flynn awarded 2019 WCHRI Postdoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to ECHO post-doctoral fellow Dr. Rachel Flynn on being awarded one of the 2019 WCHRI Postdoctoral Fellowships! Dr. Flynn is evaluating the sustainability of research-based products used to improve child health. Her fellowship will provide evidence for further research on how to rigorously evaluate sustainability outcomes and develop strategies to use research-based products. Thank you to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute for providing the funding for this fellowship. A huge congratulations to the other recipients (a Continue reading →

Dr. Shannon Scott Distinguished Researcher

  Officially announced on September 10, 2018, seven top researchers will be able to take their work in children’s health to the next level, thanks to a $5-million gift from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, and support from the University of Alberta & Alberta Health Services. Dr. Shannon Scott and co-investigator Dr. Lisa Hartling are among the seven Distinguished Researchers, and will use their funding to expand their research programs. Dr. Scott and Dr. Hartling work with families of children suffering from acute illnesses that commonly present to the Continue reading →

What to do when your child has croup

  Croup is a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection. Croup can cause swelling of the upper airways, including the windpipe (trachea), voice box (larynx) and vocal cords. This swelling can lead to a hoarse voice, barky cough and sometimes difficulty breathing. Infections are common in babies and children up to 2 years of age because their airways are smaller, but older children can also get group. Croup is especially common in the fall and winter months, but children can get infected  any time Continue reading →

When to go to the hospital with childhood vomiting and diarrhea

Gastroenteritis is an infection of the bowel (intestines) caused by a virus or bacteria that can cause diarrhea and vomiting. It is common in infants and children, and can cause the loss of important fluids and minerals (dehydration). Find out about Salima and Ali’s experiences with gastroenteritis through this interactive story book. Throughout the book you can find information on the signs, symptoms, treatment and management of gastroenteritis and what to do if you are a parent or family dealing with gastroenteritis. This eBook was created by Continue reading →

Do you know a child dealing with chronic pain?

While acute pain is our body’s way of letting us know something is wrong, chronic pain is very different, and can persist for months or years. This eBook shares Megan and her family’s experiences dealing with chronic pain, the struggle to achieve daily activities, and how the family learned to manage and cope with Megan’s pain. This tool is also available as an audiobook with breathing excercises, and as a videobook. These resources were created through a collaboration between ECHO Research, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Continue reading →

Chronic Pain Book Review

“Over a concise but powerful 48 pages, a team of researchers and clinicians from the Stollery Children’s Hospital and the University of Alberta manage to convey a simple but outstandingly relatable narrative full of educational content for both children experiencing chronic pain and their parents.” Do you know a child who may be experiencing chronic pain? Our eBook “One family’s story: Learning to live with chronic pain” may help guide families as they take the initial steps needed to access care for children living with Continue reading →