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Iowa's Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation Partnership Grant

The Iowa Department of Public Health Brain Injury Program is a past and present recipient of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration TBI Implementation grant funding.

Under the 2014-2018 grant funding award no. H21MC26929, Iowa's goals are:

Goal 1: Increase access to screening for TBI and coordinated, ongoing comprehensive care for individuals and families experiencing TBI by expanding the capacity of the exiting Iowa Brain Injury Resource Network.

Goal 2: Develop capacity within Iowa's education system to provide improved identification (screening) and transitional outcomes for youth experiencing TBI, including the high-risk population of student athletes.

Goal 3: Increase the availability of appropriate support and services for individuals exhibiting challenging brain injury based behaviors including the following high risk populations: incarcerated individuals; individuals who experience multi-occurring conditions; and children.

Goal 4: Update Iowa's statewide needs assessment and develop the Iowa Plan for Brain Injury 2018-2020.

For more information about the federal program, please visit the HRSA website.

The projects on this page are supported in whole or part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H21MC26929 titled: Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author/s and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

TBI Community of Practice

Teams are encouraged to form across Iowa to participate in the TBI Community of Practice (CoP). Each team will participate in a year long process in which they will identify a need in their community and develop a project which will increase access to information, services and supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury. Through the CoP, each team will also participate in monthly webinar presentation and discussion to increase their team knowledge and network with other CoP teams.

The 2015 teams are currently underway, however new teams will be recruited in the Fall to participate in 2016. If you would like more information, please contact Maggie Ferguson at 515-281-8465 or

Archived CoP webinar presentations can be found on the IDPH YouTube channel's TBI Community of Practice play list or by downloading the Powerpoint below.

Archived Grant Projects: Pediatric TBI & Schools

The following list of Pediatric Brain Injury Webinars were funded in part by Grant #H21MC06748 from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Health Resources and Services Administration, maternal and Child Health Bureau. the content of these webinars are sole responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of DHHS.

To access these webinars, please visit the IDPH channel's brain injury playlist by clicking HERE

  • Common Challenges after Brain Injury
  • Intro to the Brain Injury Quick Guide
  • Managing Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom Following Brain Injury
  • Pediatric Brain Injury 101
  • Pediatric TBI: From Hospitalization to Classroom
  • Pediatric TBI: Where do we go from here?
  • Returning to the Classroom Following Concussion
  • Successful Transition Planning in Vocational Planning
  • Teen Dating Violence: What it looks like. What to do
  • Transitions for Students Following Brain Injury
  • Transitions for Students Following Brain Injury: Part 2

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