State-of-the-Science Re-Cap: Advancing Evidence-Based Practices and Policies to Close the Employment Gap

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Members of the RRTC-EBP VR research team presented on April 8 & 9, 2014 in Bethesda, MD on the theme of “Advancing Evidence-Based Practices and Policies to Close the Employment Gap.”  Vocational rehabilitation professionals received information to improve employment rates and quality of employment outcomes within the state/federal vocational rehabilitation system. Presentations topics included:

  • VR Counselors’ Perception of EBP: Value, Barriers, and Preparation Needs Presenters: Michael Leahy (MSU), Fong Chan (UW-Madison) and John Lui (Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute)
  • Best Practices in Achieving Employment Outcomes: Findings from a Multiple Case Study of Agencies in the Public Rehabilitation Program Moderator: Michael Leahy (MSU)
  • Personal and Environmental Factors that Support and Encourage Innovation and Best Practices that Lead to Employment Outcomes in Public Rehabilitation. Moderator: Fong Chan and Tim Tansey (UW-Madison)

Please click on the links below to access presentation materials and conference handouts:



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