Welcome to the TNOTA Diversity & Inclusion Webpage!


Our Mission: We exist to amplify diversity in the field of occupational therapy, promote awareness about equality, and advocate for a more inclusive profession regarding scholarship and practice in the state of Tennessee.

Our Vision: A future in which the Tennessee occupational therapy profession is an equitable, inclusive, and diverse representation of service for our community.



TNOTA Diversity Committee - Upcoming Events:
You don't want to miss these events! Mark your calendars.

Student Diversity Chat - June 17th at 6pm
Join the TNOTA Diversity & Inclusion Committee for our 2nd ever student diversity chat! We will be discussing what it means to be culturally sensitive and responsive as students start their career as OT practitioners. 

Title of Session: Cultural Humility and Responsiveness
Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Lancaster
Date: Thursday June 17th, 2021
Time: 6pm-7pm CST
GoToMeeting Session Link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/190922725 or access code 190-922-725 


Pride Month Celebration Event - June 30th at 6pm
Join us as we celebrate pride month, discuss equity in inclusion as it relates to this community, and learn more about our role in LGBTQIA+ health care as OT practitioners. Please email any questions you may have relating to this topic to [email protected] prior to to engage in our Q&A portion of the event!

Title of Session: Pride Month Celebration
Presenter: TNOTA Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Date: Thursday June 30, 2021
Time: 6pm-7pm CST
GoToMeeting Session Link: Link soon coming!


Hair As an ADL- July 13th at 6pm
Ever wonder how to manage different types of hair as an OT practitioner? This is the event for you! Join as we explore the diversity of hair types and textures, and how to adequately address that as an ADL in your current or future practice.

Title of Session: Hair As An ADL
Presenter: TNOTA Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Date: Tuesday July 13th, 2021
Time: 6pm-7pm CST
GoToMeeting Session Link: Registration link soon coming!


We look forward to seeing you soon!

COTAD Chapters
Ready to hear the scoop on how TNOTA is partnering with the Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD)
Watch this live recorded webinar to find out about COTAD, how to start a COTAD Chapter, and to learn more about the initiatives from the TNOTA
Diversity Committee!


 Anatomy of An Ally Series

Graphic By: Danielle Coke - @ohhappydani

 Ever wonder how you can partner alongside marginalized groups to make change? What exactly does it mean to be an ally?
 Check out the brand new series "Anatomy of An Ally" - a
 7-part series that will show how we can use our mouth, nose, eyes, ears, heart, and hands to make true change in equity and inclusion. 
Click here to take a look! ----> Anatomy of An Ally Series



  TNOTA Diversity Committee - Past Events
We may have missed you for these, but we hope you'll join us for our upcoming events!


Diversity and Inclusion Committee Est. July 2020

If you'd like to learn more about our initiatives or have questions, please contact the diversity and inclusion committee!