Many organizations would like to make better use of research, but aren’t sure where to start. Others feel they’re doing well, but would also like to know if there are areas they could improve. The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) has developed an organizational self-assesment tool that aims to help an organization evaluate its strengths and gaps related to research application, and to incorporate research in its plans. In a political climate that emphasizes governance and accountability structures, using research to complement decision making is essential. The CHFI hopes that this tool will not only help in self-evaluation, but also provide ideas for where and how to enhance research use. You can download this self-assesment tool here.
Questions? Comments? Email [email protected]Elayne Vlahaki, MPH Program Manager BC HIV/HCV Evaluation Advisory Group