Official Nebraska Government Website

Nebraska Brain Injury Advisory Council

Nebraskans facing brain injury

Mission Statement

The mission of the Nebraska Brain Injury Advisory Council is to advocate for the best possible
system of support for
individuals with brain injury by promoting prevention, awareness, education, research and effective public policy

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Accepting Requests for Proposals

The Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska VR and the Nebraska Brain Injury Advisory Council request proposals for the development and implementation of a three (3) year pilot of Resource Facilitation Services for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families, with an emphasis on serving children and youth aged 5 to 26 years (including student athletes at risk for concussion or mild TBI) and the elderly with TBI, aged 65 years and over.

The program(s) funded through this solicitation will work in collaboration with Nebraska VR, the Brain Injury Advisory Council and other identified partners to build a sustainable Resource Facilitation service model for Nebraska.

Click here for the RFP document and related resources

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Request For Proposals
Resource Facilitation Services For Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injury
Submission deadline: May 1, 2015 5:00 pm. Central time

 

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Save the Date!

Westward Bound: New Frontiers in Brain Injury

October 26-29, 2015- Denver, Colorado

NEW! Traumatic Brain Injury Online Training

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Four training courses aim to provide current information that educates and promotes awareness of the causes, symptoms, and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

To access the training, click here

Support Groups & Teams

For Individuals with a Brain Injury or Those Who Need Information For Someone with a Brain Injury

Support groups and school support teams share strategies and resources to help you or someone you know transition back into daily activities after a brain injury.

Find a Support Group
Find a School Support Team




HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED A CONCUSSION OR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY?
ARE YOU A FAMILY MEMBER WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO HELP?
ARE YOU A PROFESSIONAL SERVING SOMEONE WITH BRAIN INJURY?
There’s light ahead!

 

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The Brain Injury Association of Nebraska’s TBI Ombudsperson, the Hotline for
Disabilities, Disability Rights Nebraska, Nebraska VR and the Brain Injury
Advisory Council work together to provide timely and efficient help for anyone
seeking information, referral or resources for brain injury.

Information on Ombudsperson

 

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NASHA

State Services for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Their Families

 

 

 

 





Who is affected by brain injury?

Seniors

Brain injuries due to falls cause roughly 8,000 deaths and 56,000 hospitalizations yearly among Americans age 65 and older.

Youth
(babies, young sports players, and students in out of home placements)

Approximately 1 in 500 school-age children each year receive a head injury severe enough to be hospitalized.

Veterans

Since the brain injury screening by the Veterans Administration (VA) began in April 2007, 2,029 Nebraska veterans have been screened for brain injury. Of those screened, 500 Nebraska veterans have screened positive and 316 have agreed to undergo a full brain injury assessment.

Upcoming Events


    The Association of Community Professionals Presents 2015 Spring Conference.

    Lincoln-May 12th
    North Platte May 14

    Registration

"This project supported in part by TBI Implementation Partnership Grant #H21MC26915 from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Views expressed are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of DHHS."