From 2003 to 2016, early-career researchers in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health & Society Scholar (HSS) program at the University of Wisconsin engaged in knowledge exchange projects. Their goal was to improve population health by working with partners such as community groups, policymakers, departments of education, and Medicaid offices. Here, profiles of 10 of these projects are complemented by a Preface from knowledge-exchange expert John Lavis (McMaster University), an Introduction from HSS site directors Dave Kindig (Emeritus Professor of Population Health Sciences, Emeritus Vice-Chancellor for Health Sciences) and Steph Robert (Director of the School of Social Work), and a reflection on the HSS knowledge exchange program from Steph Robert. Researchers who would like to initiate their own knowledge exchange projects can download our free knowledge exchange toolkit, and our Resources section provides websites and articles for anyone who would like to learn more about knowledge exchange. We invite you to explore this site, and we hope that these materials will prove helpful as you consider, initiate, continue, or teach about knowledge exchange.

— University of Wisconsin HSS site directors Dave Kindig, Steph Robert, John Mullahy

Writing and interviews by Harper Health & Science Communications, LLC