INCREASING AWARENESS

 

Objective:

Translate and communicate science and its implication for food safety from farm to fork to physician.

 

In today’s world, it is not enough to merely have knowledge/information; you must be able to translate that knowledge (research) into action (policy and practice). In fact, this recognition has led to increased demand for evidence- based policies and practices. But, translating research into evidence-based policies and practices is not easy. Information needs can change quickly in response to current events and new developments in technologies and research. Gaps between what we know and what we do – often referred to as the ‘know‐do gap” – often result in reactive systems that are always responding to the newest crisis. Knowledge brokering, which goes beyond translational research, uses a two-way, interactive approach to encourage decision-makers to be more responsive to research findings and stimulate researchers to conduct relevant research that is translated in a meaningful way to decision- makers.

 

 

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