The American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA’s) Centennial Vision states, “We envision that occupational therapy is a powerful, widely recognized, science-driven, and evidence-based profession with a globally connected and diverse workforce meeting society’s occupational needs” (AOTA, 2007, p. 614). Three elements that are viewed as relevant to a shared vision include evidence-based decision making, science-fostered innovation in occupational therapy practice, and the power to influence. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy clearly has the capacity to play a key role in meeting the Centennial Vision. The journal has the potential to guide practitioners to make evidence-based decisions via the dissemination of well-designed clinical trials; make practitioners, clients, and third-party payers aware of science- and evidence-based innovations that have the potential to improve participation and quality of life; and eventually influence health care decisions for present and future clients....

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