Pathways to the Future: A Tale of Two Programs

  • Rosalyn BertramEmail author
  • Suzanne Kerns


When comprehensive efforts to select and implement evidence-based practice bridge academic programs and community services, the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts. Evidence-based practices can be selected and implemented in a sustainable manner while simultaneously developing an evidence-based and implementation-informed workforce. This chapter addresses how community-based service organizations and academic programs can develop complementary and interwoven supports that integrate implementation science and evidence-based practice. A final allegorical tale sets the stage for a brief presentation of two current examples that demonstrate the feasibility of such an integrated and collaborative approach.


Academic curricula Field curricula Implementation gap 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Professor, School of Social WorkUniversity of Missouri–Kansas CityKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Research Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social WorkUniversity of DenverDenverUSA

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