Knowledge-to-Action Team Backgrounder

Knowledge-to-Action Team Backgrounder

The Knowledge to Action (KTA) Team works toward InspireNet’s mission to mobilize and use nursing health services knowledge and the goal of care delivery innovation based on health services research findings. For details see

Purpose: To collaborate with members and partners to provide leadership in evolving an evidence-based culture of nursing health service delivery in BC.

Goal: To improve the following:

  • Exchange of nursing health services knowledge among researchers, students, educators, clinicians and decision/policy-makers
  • Application of knowledge to improve health services.


  • Develop a KT strategy based on theory and best practices, in alignment with InspireNet’s vision, mission and goals.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate KT activities that flow from this strategy. 
  • Consult with InspireNet members to identify KT priorities as they emerge.
  • Leverage InspireNet’s infrastructure, leadership and relationships to promote exchange and application of nursing health services knowledge.
  • Facilitate coordination of KT activities across InspireNet’s teams


Open to all InspireNet members who are interested in learning more about KT and would like to connect and contribute via our e-Community of Practice (eCoP). To get started, consider:

  • Getting to know other KTA Team members by visiting their profiles
  • Reading the KT literature posted on the eCoP
  • Posting a new document (to which you own copyright) or posting an abstract and reference on the Reference wiki
  • Keeping up-to-date on the activities of the Core Team – see meeting notes and forums
  • Adding your comments and questions to the forums and wikis, or posting new topics

The KTA team has a growing KT reference list available on its eCoP, to which Core Team members add new material.

Core Team

Members lead and coordinate the work of the team. Meetings are held monthly via WebEx. Members are: Aggie Black, Anne Sales, Charlene Ronquillo, Grace Mickelson (Co-Leader), Katrina Plamondon, Mary Kjorven, Noreen Frisch, Pat Atherton, Patricia Wejr, Tanis Hampe, Anastasia Mallidou (Co-Leader).

MSFHR KT resource person: Gayle Scarrow


Anastasia Mallidou, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Victoria:

To Join this Team:

If you'd like to join this team, join InspireNet (free), login to the website, select the My Teams tab, and select this team from the blue box in the left hand navigation ("Please add me to…")

KT at related organizations:

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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