The mission of the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, advocacy, education, research, and support.
To contact the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa:
Call 1-855-444-6443 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently, more than 3.1 million children and adults in the U.S. live with a lifelong disability as a result of TBI and 6.4 million have a disability due to stroke. (Statistics courtsey of the Centers for Disease Control and the Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics 2010 Update At-A-Glance.). This translates into more than 95,000 Iowans living with disability from acquired brain injury. That is more than the populations of Sioux City, Waterloo, Council Bluffs, Ames or Iowa City.
Governor's Council Seeks New Members
The Governor’s advisory council on brain injuries is looking for new members, and they should submit an application. They can do so by going online at IDPH ACBI Website or they can contact Maggie Ferguson at 515-281-8464 Maggie.Ferguson@idph.iowa.gov
Save The Date for Fall Events!
Workshops: "Making a Difference When Everything is Different"
(Tentative dates for Regional Brain Injury Workshops:)
- Mason City, August 25
- Waterloo, November 10
October 24, 2015 - 2nd Annual Gala Fundraiser for Brain Injury, Des Moines,
LUNCH AND LEARN WEBINARS
May 19, 2015 11:30 - Stroke as a Brain Injury: Prevention, Facts and Risk Factors Register Here
May 21, at 6pm - Family and Self Advocacy Register Here
NOTE: A list of available archived webinars can be found on the Support page
Changes in Managed Care Fast Approaching...
Many of us are well aware of the fast approaching changes with Managed Care Organizations and Medicaid Modernization in the State of Iowa. Advocates around the state have been working around the clock to engage various departments as well as the Managed Care Organizations themselves to express the needs of Iowans before contracts are secured. Communication with Medicaid members and providers will be paramount in the transition and here at the Brain Injury Alliance we will continue to work toward educating ourselves in this process and advocating for a smooth process for Iowans. It should be understood that Managed Care plans typically mean that private - for profit - companies will get a set payment per enrolled person (Medicaid enrollee) in exchange for their health care and/or disability services. As this process continues, key players are taking opportunities to meet with advocates and other professionals across the state in order to understand Iowa's disability system. In evaluating Iowa's ability to serve people with brain injury it will be critical to advocate for the services Iowans need and supporting the education for the difference of brain injury needs to providers. Frequently asked questions and answers are being published by The Department of Human Services
BIA-Iowa Webinars now Archived Online
Did you miss one of our lunch & learn Webinar sessions? Or maybe you want to watch the information again or send a link to a friend. Now you can view past webinars at your convenience. Click Here to view our webinar list to select the topic you would like to view. We just ask that you complete an evaluation after watching so that we can continue to provide quality information.
Looking for resources and supports dealing with brain injury?
Neuro-Resource Facilitation helps people with brain injury and their families find answers to their questions. This is a free service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports. Professionals and others are also welcome to contact us to receive more information and assistance.
To speak with one of our Neuro-Resource Facilitators, please call the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa at: 1-855-444-6443 or e-mail us at email@example.com
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