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Knowledge Translation Initiative for DBTACs

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This webcast is designed to introduce Knowledge Translation (KT) within the context of the services and activities of the national network of Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs), funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). What are the concepts, principles, process, and models of KT that relate to the information and referral, training and technical assistance, dissemination and utilization, and research activities of the 10 DBTAC projects?

Knowledge translation (KT) is a term that is closely related to dissemination or diffusion; however, most scholars draw an important distinction—KT is a much broader concept and places a significant emphasis on the issue of research quality and the implementation of research evidence within a system. KT is an appropriate process and strategy to address and reduce the gap between "what is known" and "what is currently done" in practice settings (Focus Technical Brief #14, NCDDR, 2006).

This webcast is supported through the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR), which is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the U.S. Department of Education, and is supported in part by ILRU. The opinions and views expressed are those of the presenters and no endorsement by the funding agency should be inferred.

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