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EENet and York University partner to make research accessible to wider audience

September 8, 2011

EENet has partnered with York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit (KMb), researchimpact.ca, to create Research Snapshots - brief, clear language summaries of research articles presented in a user-friendly format.

Research Snapshots promote research uptake by making current research accessible to practitioners, policymakers, and other key knowledge user audiences. The format was developed by York U and has been validated by stakeholder focus groups and University faculty. Each Research Snapshot is posted with the approval of the researcher.

York U’s KMb team has created nearly 150 Snapshots to date on a variety of topics ranging from climate change to urban planning to social determinants of health. EENet’s Snapshots focus exclusively on Ontario-based research in the field of mental health and addictions with an emphasis on the priority topics identified in the Creating Together: Co-Creating a Mental Health and Addictions Research Agenda (www.ehealthontario.ca) initiative in 2010.

Priority topics include:

The social determinants of health
Risk and resilience
Health promotion and prevention
Stigma and discrimination
Vulnerable populations (including children and youth, women, older adults, LGBT subpopulations, and homeless populations)
You can access EENet’s first Research Snapshot, “Were best practices recommendations adopted by needle and syringe programs?” by going to www.ehealthontario.ca.

New Snapshots will be available regularly on EENet’s site at www.ehealthontario.ca and York U’s KMb site at www.researchimpact.ca. Follow @eenet_news and @researchimpact on Twitter to find out when new Snapshots have been posted.

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