The Power of Science and Practice Integration

One of the most substantial challenges facing the field of injury and violence prevention is bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and its real-world application to achieve population-level impact. Much synergy is gained when academic and practice communities collaborate; however, a number of barriers prevent better integration of science and practice. The Journal of Public Health Management & Practice examines 3 examples of academic-practitioner collaborations, including our own InjuryFreeNC Academy.

Each example falls along the spectrum of engagement with nonacademic partners as co-investigators and knowledge producers. They also highlight the benefits of academic-community partnerships and the engaged scholarship model under which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–funded Injury Control Research Centers operate to address the research-to-practice and practice-to-research gap.

Find the article here.