Collaborative Projects

Collaborative KS projects are undertaken with external partners to respond to their knowledge user needs for synthesis of evidence contextualized for rural, remote and northern health issues, services and programs. There are a range of synthesis approaches that can be used to assess and contextualize evidence determined by the type of question, sources of evidence needed, timeline and budget. The HRI KS Centre supports rapid, realist, scoping, integrative, and umbrella (overview) reviews. We have also supported environmental scans and contextualization of systematic reviews. While at the centre we provide methodological support for systematic reviews, they are not projects we have chosen to undertake for collaborative projects based on the needs of our knowledge user partners for enhancing rural and northern applicability of the evidence, and setting up knowledge to be translated into action in policy and practice.

For questions about collaborative knowledge synthesis projects please reach out to the centre team at:

Examples of previous and/or current projects

Exploring prevention and mitigation strategies to reduce the health impacts of occupational exposure to wildland firefighters and related personnel: a scoping study

  • Academic Lead: Dr. Chelsea Pelletier
  • Partner: BC Wildfire Services

Understanding physical literacy in the context of health: A rapid scoping review

  • Academic Lead: Dr. Chelsea Pelletier
  • Partners: Gloria Fox, Northern Health; Dr. Anne Pousette, WINBC (Promotion of Wellness in Northern BC Association)

Developing a Community Response Framework for Critical Incidents Impacting Children and Youth Within Northern BC (Overview review, process maps & community focus groups)

  • Academic Lead: Dr. Henry Harder
  • Partners: Northern Health, Ministry of Children & Family Development, School District 57

A Hermeneutic Approach to Advancing Implementation Science: A Scoping Review

  • Academic Lead: Dr. Martha MacLeod
  • Partner: Northern Health