Management Practice

Supporting Evidence-Informed Practice in Human Service Organizations: An Exploratory Study of Link Officers

Graaf, G.
McBeath, B.
Carnochan, S.
Austin, M.J.

Human service organizations seeking to infuse research and other forms of evidence into their programs often need to expand their knowledge sharing systems in order to build their absorptive capacities for new information. To promote their engagement in evidence-informed practice, human service organizations can benefit from connections with intermediary organizations that assist with the dissemination and utilization of research and the use of internal knowledge brokers, called link officers. These boundaryspanning individuals work to embed external research and internal evidence in order...