Idaho State University

Friday, November 27, 2015


Community Health Screening

Traumatic Brain Injury Screenings Conducted at 20th Annual Homeless Stand Down in Pocatello


The Institute of Rural Health’s TBI Program conducted screenings for the first time at the 20th Annual Homeless Stand Down at Idaho State University in Pocatello on October 24th. More than 30 non-profit organizations hosted the event and over 300 volunteers helped make it possible for over 150 individuals.  One faculty member and nine students from the Counseling Department at ISU were trained prior to the event and administered TBI screenings to approximately 25 percent of attendees. We want to extend our gratitude to the counseling department for helping us successfully expand our TBI awareness efforts.

Image of Community Screening Event

Community Health Screening on November 12, 2015


ISU – Meridian Health Science Center
1311 E. Central Dr. Meridian, ID 83642

Participants may arrive anywhere between 4-7pm. 


In addition to TBI screenings, the event will offer a basic physical exam/assessment (includes blood pressure check, medication review and nutrition assessment); oral/dental health evaluation,  hearing and eye screenings; mammogram referrals; testing for blood sugar, cholesterol, hepatitis C, and HIV; and depression, alcohol, and nutrition questionnaires, assessments, and education. Flu shots and other screening tests provided as supplies last. 

For additional information, please Click Here to see the attached flyer.




TBI Screening Training for Health Care Providers

Upcoming, 2015

Health care providers can learn how to screen for TBI using The Ohio State University TBI Identification model. Dr. John Corrigan and Dr. Jennifer Bogner created this interview. The screening is in the form of an interview and is used as a quick, reliable, and valid way to screen for prior history of TBI.




STARS/Treasure Valley TBI Support Group

4th Thursday 6-8pm
St. Luke’s Rehab Hospital, Boise, ID
Large Elks Conference Rm(4th Floor)

Kathy Smith 208-367‐8962

Greg Meyer 208-489-4963


Stroke Support Group

2nd Friday 1-2pm
St. Luke’s Rehab Hospital, Twin Falls, ID
IRU Dining Room (3rd floor)

Miranda Austin 208-814-2587/208-814-2570;


Northern Idaho/Eastern Washington TBI Support Group

1st & 3rd Wednesday 6:30-8:15pm
Rockwood Clinic, Veradale, WA

Craig Sicilia 509-218-7982


Idaho Traumatic Brain Injury Program

Idaho Traumatic Brain Injury Program

This page contains information about The Idaho TBI Program, Grant Funding, our current objectives, past accomplishments, and the Institute of Rural Health.

Education and Information

Visit our Education & Information page to learn more about Traumatic Brain Injury. You can also access information about topics such as educational opportunities, family resources, injury prevention, transportation, and Veteran resources. Here, you can also access current and past webinars about research, education, and prevention.



Click on our connections tab above to contact the researchers at The Institute of Rural Health Traumatic Brain Injury Program. You can also find contact information for services and providers in Idaho.


Collaborative Partnerships

For a list and information about our other collaborative partners, click here