Partnerships for practice improvement: JBI's collaborative approach to developing evidence-based point-of-care resources

Session Type
Oral presentation
Engaging stakeholders and building partnerships
Porritt K1, Whitehorn A1, Overall B1, Bellman S1, Pearson V1, Stephenson M1
1JBI, School of Public Health, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Background: Developing clinically relevant, trustworthy evidence-based resources to connect research to practice and assist with informing clinical decision-making is central to the improvement of healthcare outcomes. Development of such resources requires a multi-faceted, coordinated, collaborative partnership approach. JBI has established a unique framework to engage and collaborate with key stakeholders across 32 specialty field areas to develop rigorous, up-to-date, clinically relevant evidence-based resources to inform clinical practice. Objective: To describe and discuss the JBI framework for collaborative partnership for practice improvement within the core activities of the JBI Transfer Science program.
Results: Underpinned by a rigorous methodological approach, over 5000 evidence-based resources across 32 specialty fields have been developed using a collaborative partnership framework. The core components and key characteristics of the partnership approach (including a scientific methodology group, expert reference groups, field collaborators and scientific writers) will be presented alongside discussion of the practicalities, enablers and barriers of implementing this framework within specialty field groups. The individual and shared role and function of the group will be explored with supportive examples demonstrating impact on practice. Conclusion: Incorporating a strategic framework that focuses on collaborative partnerships, and where a shared common goal between the groups is to improve evidence-based practice, can assist with reducing the research-practice gap and improve care delivery.