Brain injury program to ensure greater access to community-based services, July 11, 2006

(2006) Brain injury program to ensure greater access to community-based services, July 11, 2006. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

More than 2,200 Iowans each year experience a traumatic brain injury that requires hospitalization. Of those, more than 750 will experience long-term disability as a result. According to a 2000 CDC report, there are an estimated 50,000 such individuals living in Iowa – a number similar to the population of Ames. As part of an enterprise-wide effort to ensure that all Iowans, including those with brain injuries, have access to quality healthcare, Governor Tom Vilsack signed the Brain Injury Services program bill on May 23. The bill will allow the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to implement a one-of-a-kind program to help those with brain injuries and their families in navigating and maximizing the Iowa community-based service system.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Brain Injury, Public Health, Public Health Services
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Public health
ID Code: 14271
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 28 Feb 2013 19:58
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2013 19:58
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/14271