Celebrating CIHR’s Faces of Health Research
Each year, over 2.3 million children visit hospital emergency departments in Canada.
Many of these visits are for minor conditions that could be treated at home or in other settings.
Closing the research-practice gap is fundamental to improving the efficiency of health care delivery to children and their families. Dr. Shannon Scott and Dr. Lisa Hartling are working together to improve health outcomes for children with acute health conditions through knowledge translation.
Dr. Scott directs a research program called translating Evidence in Child Health to enhance Outcomes (ECHO). Dr. Hartling directs the Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence (ARCHE). Dr. Scott and Dr. Hartling are both Professors at the University of Alberta, Canada Research Chairs, and Distinguished Researchers of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The ECHO research program is focused on improving health outcomes for children with acute health conditions through the application of the best available evidence — a process known as knowledge translation (KT).