Brain Injury Services Program
The Brain Injury Services Program works to improve the lives of Iowans living with brain injuries by linking those individuals and their families to needed information, services, and supports as well as training service providers and other professionals on how to best work with people who have sustained a brain injury.
Brain injuries are typically classified as either "acquired" or "traumatic". Acquired brain injuries describe all types of brain injuries, which can be caused by conditions such as trauma to the brain, strokes, infections, poisoning or toxic exposures, or lack of oxygen to the brain. Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by an external force such as hitting your head during a fall or car crash, from a collision with an object or another person during activities such as participating in sports or when assaulted. Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury. Brain Injuries not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or caused by birth trauma.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
February 28th we will kick off Brain Injury Awareness Month with a public proclamation signing by Governor Reynolds. This event will take place in the Governor's public office (Iowa State Capitol Building) at 2:40 p.m. on Feb 28. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Maggie Ferguson at 515-281-8465 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisory Council on Brain Injuries to Draft New State Plan on Brain Injuries
February 28th the Advisory Council on Brain Injuries will meet to begin the process of developing the next statewide plan for brain injuries. This meeting will be held in Des Moines from 8:00am to 2:00pm. More information is available by clicking on the "Advisory Council on Brain Injuries" tab in the upper left corner of this page or by contacting Maggie Ferguson at 515-281-8465 or email@example.com