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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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The TBI Act is 20 Years Old This Month!

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Explore how the TBI grant and council are shaping the future of brain injury in Nebraska.

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#1 Read about the TBI Act and how Dale Johannes, a TBI Council member, is helping older adults.

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#2 Meet ML Lehman, a TBI council member. Read how she is helping families and students in the classroom.



The Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska VR and the Nebraska Brain Injury Advisory Council request proposals to build regional and local community-based service provider capacity to serve individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) 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 funded through this solicitation will work in collaboration with Nebraska VR, the Brain Injury Advisory Council and other identified partners to build a sustainable service model for Nebraska.

The RFP proposals are due by 5:00 pm Central time on July 25, 2016.

Questions contact Nebraska VR at 308-865-5012 or toll-free at 800-262-3382.



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

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).

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Six concussion training modules for healthcare professionals provide a comprehensive overview and guide for best practices in concussion recognition and management.

The training modules are provided to Nebraska licensed health care professionals as a comprehensive overview and guide to help ensure that every child sustaining a concussion in Nebraska is managed according to current best practices.
Continuing Medical Education Credit is offered by Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.
Topics include:
Module 1 - Concussion Awareness
Module 2 - Characteristics & Epidemiology
Module 3 - Concussion Signs & Symptoms
Module 4 - Assessment
Module 5 - Management
Module 6 - Delayed Recovery

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Support Groups & Teams

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 Brain Injury School Support Team


Concussion and Brain Injury:

Take the Next Step

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Contact a Brain Injury Resource Facilitator (800) 423-2463 and check out the symptom checklist.


CDC’s Report to Congress on Traumatic Brain Injury Epidemiology and Rehabilitation

Who is affected by brain injury?


TBI is a special health concern for older adults. People ages 75 and older have the highest rate of TBI-related hospitalizations and death.

Traumatic Brain Injury in Older Adults



Recognize the first concussion; avoid the second.

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An estimated twenty percent of military members and veterans return with brain injury and nineteen percent return with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Women of Warriers Weekend Retreat


Upcoming Events

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90TBSG0013-01-00, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.