From Complex Problems to Complex Problem-Solving: Transdisciplinary Practice as Knowledge Translation
In this chapter, we explore how the transdisciplinary (TD) approach can advance knowledge translation (KT) related to complex inner-city health problems. KT is an emerging discourse within health and social research communities. The overriding concern in KT is to increase the use of research evidence in practical decision-making contexts. A range of conceptual frameworks have been developed to better understand effective KT processes. However, little attention has been paid to KT opportunities that may arise through TD research.
KeywordsKnowledge Translation Harm Reduction Health Equity Urban Health Communicative Intent
The authors gratefully acknowledge our many partners who have helped develop the ideas in this chapter. In particular we thank Jason Altenberg, Gil Gallaher, Jessica Hill, Jeff Hoch, Erika Khandor, Maritt Kirst, Pat O’Campo, Jim O’Neill, Carlos Quinonez, Lynn Raskin, Ketan Shankardass, and Anna Van Der Meulen.
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