Enhancing Interprofessional Collaboration and Community-based Participatory Research through Technology

By K. D. Willison and Tom Palos.

Published by The Technology Collection

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Effective community development to maximize a given area’s potential requires strategies that enhance interprofessional collaboration (IPC) and community-based participatory research (CBPR). The role technology has to enable this has to date received little attention. Drawing from such diverse fields as Sociology and Public Health, this cross-disciplinary article provides an overview of what CBPR and IPC are and how it may be practically implemented via use of technology so as to improve knowledge mobilization and, in turn, effective decision making.

CBPR, IPC, sociology and public health all share a common theme - communty empowerment. To mobilize and maximize empowerment, knowledge transfer / knowledge mobilization is essential. Here, a practical model will be presented to help reach these outcomes.

Keywords: Community-Based Participatory Research, Interprofessional Collaboration, Interprofessonal Education, Knowledge Mobilization

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp.1-12. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 632.910KB).

Dr. K. D. Willison

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Lakehead University, Orillia, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Kevin D. Willison is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Sociology (Lakehead University, Canada). His international peer-reviewed journal articles (plus a recent book chapter) have addressed such interdisciplinary topics as knowledge mobilization, community based participatory research (CBPR) and, interprofessional practice and education. His PhD is from the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences - University of Toronto - (Social, Health and Behavioural Sciences Division). His specializations include social gerontology and health sociology. Dr. Willison is a member of such organizations as the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) and the National Initiative for Care of the Elderly (NICE). He has presented at numerous conferences.

Tom Palos

Kenna: Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Tom Palos is Senior Application Developer at the executive office of kenna: in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (www.kenna.ca). He has recently focused on architecting CRM solutions for international clients. In his position as team lead, his current interests include web content management systems and database optimization for business intelligence.


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