Implementation of a Community-Based Public Health Buddy Program for Transportation Disadvantaged Older Adults

The number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to more than double from 46 million today to over 98 million by 2060. Older adults often experience a lack of transportation, which can decrease their quality of life. This study aims to explore if a “buddy” program that pairs college students with older adults can improve older adults’ quality of life by increasing their access to transportation. A multidisciplinary approach, including transportation planning, public health, and instructional technology will be used for the “buddy” program to increase older adults’ self-efficacy in using available transit options in the community.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $49349
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747119

  • 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:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Lee, Chanyoung

    Park, Nan Sook

  • Start Date: 20181001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01680343
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 13 2018 3:29PM