As Tennessee’s state unit on aging, the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD) advocates for the health, dignity, independence, and security of older adults through an array of programs and services that address multiple population needs. This doctoral capstone internship and project primarily consisted of activities to support the implementation, management, and sustainability of TCAD’s grant-funded statewide falls prevention program. Project outcomes included but are not limited to: completion of a grant proposal, analysis of data obtained from falls prevention program participants and presentation of results to stakeholders, and creation of resources to support the recruitment and training of program leaders.
Elena Espiritu, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
falls prevention; grants; proposal writing; community-based programs; evidence-based programs; aging; aging network; public health; occupational therapy
Richardson, Nicki, "Advocacy for Older Adults at a State Unit on Aging" (2021). OTD Capstone Projects. 58.