Building capacity for health research transfer in Western Canada : An environmental scan

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his document presents the results of an environmental scan on health research transfer (RT) commissioned by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) to inform its planning processes. The scan assesses the current state of support for RT capacity-building entities in Western Canada ( British Columbia , Alberta , Saskatchewan , Manitoba , Yukon , and the Northwest Territories ). It has two main areas of focus: capacity-building (programs, initiatives, and resources in the area of research transfer); and research (research conducted on this topic).