Developing Knowledge Translation Plans

In 2015 Movember invested in the development of a survey of the health and wellbeing of men and boys in five target countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK and the USA).

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health. The survey aims to be the cornerstone of the work the Movember Foundation undertakes in the men’s health space; it will allow the development of sound population health measures, guide investment decisions, and considerably improve global understanding of men’s health in the future.

The Movember Foundation recognised that the development and implementation of a comprehensive Knowledge Translation (KT) strategy would be imperative for the success of this project. Their goal was to ensure that the research knowledge generated would inform and influence changes to practice, policy, program developments and behaviour in relation to men’s health and wellbeing globally.

Public Health Insight worked with the Movember Foundation to develop their KT plan for the Global Men’s Health Survey.

Anna Flego, Project Manager for the Movember Foundation shared her experiences of working with us:

“The Movember Foundation engaged Rebecca and Kirsty from Public Health Insight to help develop a Knowledge Translation plan for an inaugural global research project called the global men’s health survey.  From the outset, Rebecca and Kirsty conveyed their expert knowledge of Knowledge Transition, guided our thinking and worked collaboratively with us to ensure that the final product reflected a plan that would be practical, user friendly and implementable by the Movember Foundation.

The Knowledge Translation plan has certainly been a valuable addition to the project and we have already begun working towards implementing elements of the plan. It has also provided a wonderful case study for the development of Knowledge Translation plans for other Movember funded programs and by doing so improved understanding of the potential of Knowledge Translation within a range of vastly different project areas.”