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CONCEPTUAL MODEL OF KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

This research initiative is being informed by the ‘Conceptual Model of Knowledge Exchange’ framework (See Figure below).  The model highlights the main categories of actors, their roles and the likely flows    of    knowledge,   expertise   and influence between them. This model was used to develop and disseminate the pocket tools and their apps initially and the same model will guide the research on knowledge mobilization. It is the effectiveness of the tools that we seek to better understand within this dynamic environment where our co-applicants (knowledge producers), partners and collaborators (knowledge producers, brokers, users and beneficiaries) and three target groups of older adults, their caregivers and professionals and policy makers (knowledge producers, brokers and users) are involved in mutual exchange throughout the research process and dissemination at the termination of the project.