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TNOTA and AOTA donate over $3,000 from AOTA 2015 Conference

Make A Wish

Pictured from left to right are Shalendra Singh, David McGuirre, Tim Sullivan, Channing Tinch, and Beth Torres.

Members of the AOTA Local Conference Committee present over $3,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee.  Funds were raised Learn More

2015 TNOTA Student Scholarship

TNOTA supports the state’s Occupational Therapy students through TNOTA Student Scholarships.  The money used to fund these scholarships is derived from the Silent Auction held at last year’s TNOTA Conference.  Students currently enrolled in entry level OT or OTA programs in Tennessee and who are current members of TNOTA are eligible to apply.

The TNOTA Student Scholarship form is available here.

Deadline for submission of all scholarship applications (US Postal Service – post marked) is Friday, October 30, 2015.

Send scholarship applications to:

Joyce McDaniel
P.O. Box 198126
Nashville, TN 37219

Update on TN Disabilities

On August 28, 2015, I had the privilege of attending the TN Disability Coalition’s Board of Directors Public Policy Retreat held at the beautiful Montgomery Bell State Park. The TN Disability Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals joined to promote fully integrated and equal participation in all aspects of life for individuals with disabilities.

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What’s The Latest With Obamacare?


By John Williams

            I have written several articles explaining some of the key elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare.  Much has happened in the last year with respect to the ACA.  This article summarizes several key developments.

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Governor Haslam’s Proposed Medicaid Expansion Fails in Legislature

Governor Haslam’s Proposed Medicaid Expansion Fails in Legislature

 By John Williams

            Medicaid expansion is not going to happen in Tennessee any time soon.  Governor Haslam’s proposal, known as Insure Tennessee, was soundly defeated during the recent session of the Tennessee legislature.

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Tennessee Falls Prevention Survey

The Tennessee Falls Prevention Coalition is asking for your assistance in determining existing policies and programs aimed at reducing the incidence of falls among older adults. This survey will provide us with information on what Tennessee agencies, organizations, and providers are currently doing to support fall prevention. The data will be used to create an Action Plan for Tennessee for Fall Prevention for Older Adults.

Please take time today to visit the following link to complete the short survey: CLICK HERE

If you have questions about the survey or would like more information about the Tennessee Falls Prevention Coalition, feel free to contact Terrence Love at

Thanks for all you do to prevent or treat injury in Tennessee!