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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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Check out this report!

The Cost of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Nebraska Read the report



TBI Council Application

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NASHA

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).

Access the training

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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

Access the modules

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) 444-6443 and check out the symptom checklist.








Who is affected by brain injury?

Seniors

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

 

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.

"This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under H21MC26915, Traumatic Brain Injury State Implementation Partnership Program for $1,000,000, 0% financed with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author 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."