Michael Lebenbaum


Evaluating the Process and Outcomes of a Knowledge Translation Approach to Supporting Use of the Diabetes Population Risk Tool (DPoRT) in Public Health Practice


To support the use of the Diabetes Population Risk Tool (DPoRT) in public health settings, a knowledge brokering (KB) team used and evaluated the Population Health Planning Knowledge-to-Action model. Participants (n = 24) were from four health-related organizations. Data sources included document reviews, surveys, focus groups, interviews, and observational notes. Site-specific data were analyzed and then triangulated across sites using an evaluation matrix. The KB team facilitated DPoRT use through planned and iterative strategies. Outcomes included changes in skill, knowledge, and organizational practices. The Population Health Planning Knowledge-to-Action model and team-based KB strategy supported DPoRT use in public health settings.