Knowledge Translation in Manitoba First Nation Respiratory Health

This project aims to facilitate continuing communication and collaboration within respiratory-disease-affected communities, in order to further disseminate their innovative approaches to building responsive respiratory health action. The process includes group interviews to elicit, compile and compare four levels of respondents’ views on persistent barriers and innovative facilitators to respiratory health action. These include the views of children, their parents, health program planners, and service providers. The method is to elicit clients’ and providers’ interpretations and recommendations for local and global strategies that can enable heavily-burdened children and families to engage in the health programs and policy essential to their personal, family and community resilience.

The goal of this work is to amplify and reinforce client and practitioner knowledge, in order to enhance policy appropriateness and effectiveness. The project is funded through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).