The diversity of issues illuminated in this collection of six articles is just another reminder that we still have a long way to go in our endeavor to cross between the worlds of research and practice. Recognizing why the researchpractice tension persists is critical, yet awareness without action will lead us to nowhere.
To move us from the stage of knowing to the next level of doing calls for a carefully crafted action plan. This article synthesizes actionable strategies recommended by the issue contributors. It is hoped that multilevel stakeholders will be inspired to take some of the suggested actions to innovate their professional practices.
Multiple stakeholders will benefit from the knowledge created in this issue. They include academic researchers, practitioners, scholarpractitioners, organizations, and intermediaries who desire to make a meaningful impact on bridging the great divide between research and practice.