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, 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.