KT Connects (2021) - "Whose ready for engagement with rural communities? Moving from stakeholders to partners in knowledge translation and exchange" with Dr. Neil Hanlon
Rural populations are historically underrepresented in health research. Simply having more research take place in rural settings, however, is not enough to address this gap in knowledge. We will consider the idea that community members may wish to be partners, and not merely ‘stakeholders,’ in research. To do so, we will explore community-based participatory research approach as a means to achieve a deeper commitment to rural health research. Such an approach presents exciting opportunities for knowledge translation and exchange, but it is important that everyone concerned have a realistic idea of their roles and responsibilities in a participatory research process.