RGP Knowledge to Practice Framework

This KTP framework has been used to guide two provincial initiatives – the geriatrics, interprofessional practice and interorganizational initiative designed to build geriatrics capacity in family health teams and community health center, and the senior friendly action program supporting teams to use continuous quality improvement projects in acute care geriatrics. The framework is also used to guide the KTP elements of a several research grant applications.

Perhaps the most frequent users of the KTP framework are Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants in the Greater Toronto Area. Originally seen as providers of education and training in the care of people suffering the behavioral and psychological sequelae of dementia, team members are increasingly seen as KTP specialists, creating curriculum materials, developing methods to transfer new tools to users, multi-method translation events and implementation facilitation activities that include work place health, staff retention, and team development services.