Collaboration between researchers and stakeholders is critical to creating a bridge between research and health system change. While models of collaboration vary, meaningful stakeholder involvement over time can help ensure that research is relevant to knowledge users. In the latest issue of Out of the Ivory Tower, EENet asked two people who represent different perspectives in Ontario’s mental health and addiction system to review a paper that describes the strategies used by one Canadian project to bridge this divide. The project, called Connections, is a Canadian knowledge translation and exchange initiative that aims to improve services for women with substance abuse problems and their children.
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