Evaluation of a knowledge translation and exchange platform to advance non-communicable disease prevention

Tahna Lee Pettman, Rebecca Armstrong, Elizabeth Waters, Steven Allender, Penelope Love, Tim Gill, John Coveney, Sinead Boylan, Sue Booth, Kristy Bolton, Boyd Swinburn

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Coordinated systems are required to ensure evidence-informed practice and evaluation of community-based interventions (CBIs). Knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) strategies show promise, but these require evaluation. This paper describes implementation and evaluation of COOPS, a national KTE platform to support best practice in obesity prevention CBIs. A logic model guides KTE activities including knowledge brokering, networking, tailored communications, training, and needs assessments. A mixed-methods evaluation includes communications data, knowledge brokering database, annual survey of CBIs, pre- and post-event questionnaires, interviews, social network analysis, and case studies. This evaluation will contribute to understanding the process of implementing a KTE platform with CBIs and its reach, quality and effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-126
Number of pages18
JournalEvidence and Policy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Community-based
  • Evidence-informed practice
  • Knowledge translation
  • Obesity

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