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Program Development and Grant Writing in Occupational Therapy: Making the Connection

Author(s): Joy D. Doll, OTD, OTR/L, Creighton University Medical Center
  • ISBN-13: 9780763760656
  • Paperback    342 pages      © 2010
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Program Development and Grant Writing in Occupational Therapy: Making the Connection is a practical guide to program development and grant writing. This text describes the process of developing a "good idea" into a sustainable and meaningful program related to occupational therapy principles and client needs. Readers will learn how to conduct a needs and asset assessment, develop strategies for writing a grant proposal that maximizes funding, learn where to find data, and find tips on how to garner support from stakeholders. This essential text contains process worksheets at the end of each chapter to help readers understand and apply the chapter concepts. These worksheets can be used by instructors as learning activities in courses related to community practice, program development and grant writing.

Program Development and Grant Writing in Occupational Therapy: Making the Connection features learning objectives, key terms, process worksheets, case studies, review questions, grant samples and more!

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Applicable Courses

Grant Writing
Program Planning

Chapter 1 Community Practice in Occupational Therapy

Chapter 2 An Introduction on Program Development as a Foundation for Grant Writing for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

Chapter 3 Bringing an Idea to Life: Foundations for Program Development and Grant Writing

Chapter 4 Finding a Grant that Fits

Chapter 5 Tips and Strategies for Writing a Successful Grant Proposal

Chapter 6 Understanding the Community: A Necessary Step before Grant Writing

Chapter 7 Community Partnerships: A Key to Success

Chapter 8 Piecing Together the Grant Proposal

Chapter 9 Making a Case: Using Data to Maximize a Grant Proposal

Chapter 10 Program Evaluation

Chapter 11 Sustainability


Joy D. Doll-OTD, OTR/L, Creighton University Medical Center

Joy Doll graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2002 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Occupational Therapy (BSOT). After working briefly in long-term care, Dr. Doll attended Creighton University graduating summa cum laude with her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) in 2003. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Doll developed a program on fall prevention for older adults to be implemented in faith communities and explored the role of occupational therapy in health ministry. Upon graduation, Dr. Doll completed a VISTA with AmeriCorp coordinating a volunteer respite program for Presbyterian Outreach. After her VISTA, Dr. Doll acted as the Coordinator for the Office of Interprofessional Scholarship, Service and Education designing and implementing community engagement activities for students across Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. In her community work, Dr. Doll has written over 20 grant proposals. Currently, Dr. Doll is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Creighton University. Dr. Doll has a writing contract with Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners, along with remaining active with a variety of other community organizations/groups including the Omaha and Winnebago Nations. In her spare time, Dr. Doll likes to read, go to concerts, write, walk, play Boggle, Wii, photograph, and relax.

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ISBN-13: 9780763760656

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