Improving Quality of Life for Transportation-Disadvantaged Older Adults through Community-Based Healthy Buddy Program

With a rapidly growing number of adults age 65 or above, there is a growing interest in improving their health and quality of life. Older adults often experience limited mobility due to financial constraints and health conditions. This project aims to explore if a “buddy” program that pairs public health students with older adults can improve older adults’ access to transportation and health care facilities to promote their physical and mental health. Phase I of the project, Program Development, will be conducted with the seed grant offered by the CTECH NRIF to promote quality of life for older adults over age 65.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $37500
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:


    Washington DC,   United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    4202 E. Flowler Avenue, ENB 118
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620-5350
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jang, Siwon

  • Start Date: 20171201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180930
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01665046
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2018 11:47AM