Identifying and Filling Gaps
An essential part of our work is confirming the needs of those who benefit from and use research findings.
After our first year, we are moving forward with a strong understanding of needs and are organizing resources to meet them.
SKIP takes a user-informed approach to knowledge mobilization. A Needs Assessment Survey was launched in August 2018 to confirm the needs of knowledge users (including patients, caregivers, health professionals, administrators, and policy makers) and to organize current resources and evidence. SKIP ensures that the tools and resources we develop and promote are informed by stakeholders that will use this evidence.
A Patient Partner is someone with lived experience of pain, including patients, caregivers, family, and friends. SKIP has a network of more than ninety patient partners, including patients and caregivers, and is always looking to connect with new partners to match network activities and opportunities.
On February 27, 2020, SKIP and Healthcare Excellence Canada (formerly the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement) hosted an Opioids and Our Children scoping meeting to inform effective and safe prescribing and use of opioids for acute pain in children. More than 30 stakeholders participated, including members of the Canadian Pain Task Force and patient partners.