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Healthy Aging Research Knowledge Mobilization

According to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council “Knowledge Mobilization (KM) is an umbrella term encompassing a wide range of activities relating to the production and use of research results, including knowledge synthesis, dissemination, transfer, exchange, and co-creation or co-production by researchers and knowledge users.” Below are a variety of quality, trusted resources to help you find the latest research on healthy aging.

Academic Journals

Academic journals publish original research and reviews by researchers and experts. Most academic journal articles are peer-reviewed, meaning that they have been reviewed for scientific quality by other researchers. Some journal articles are open access (i.e., free and accessible to the general public). Unfortunately, many journal articles are closed access, which makes it difficult for community-based seniors’ services to access aging research. If you are a student or alumni of a college or university you may be able to access journal articles through your institution’s library.

Below is a list of some key academic journals that publish the latest aging research:

Plain Language Healthy Aging Sources

If you are looking for plain language summaries of research, the following platforms may be of interest:

Creating Knowledge Mobilization Resources

Are you interested in learning how to create your own knowledge mobilization resources? Research Impact Canada (RIC) is committed to helping universities and other organizations across Canada maximize the impact of research for communities. From sharing best practices, co-developing resources, to delivering training in knowledge mobilization skills, they are an open and collaborative network of 20+ universities (and growing!) across Canada. Their website includes knowledge mobilization resources and free online courses on topics such as data-driven decision-making, storytelling, infographics, building partnerships, and accessible and inclusive event planning.