Idaho State University

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Report on Needs Assessment of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury in Idaho

 

The Institute of Rural Health at Idaho State University recently completed a statewide assessment of the needs of persons with a traumatic brain Injury in Idaho.

To view the final report Click Here.

 

 

 

Image of Health Screening

 

CHS EVENTS TO TAKE PLACE IN BOISE, MERIDIAN, AND NAMPA.

 

SCHEDULE

September 21, 2017
Whitney United Methodist Church
3315 W. Overland Rd., Boise ID 83702

October 19, 2017
Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho
315 Stampede Dr., Nampa ID 83687

November 16, 2017
ISU–Meridian Health Science Center
1311 E. Central Dr., Meridian ID 83642

Please click below for additional information:

Click Here for English

Click Here for Spanish

 

 

 

TBI TRAINING INCLUDED IN INTER-PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE COURSE

 

September 9th or 16th, 2017 and January 20th or 27th 2018 

A 90-minute TBI training is included in an inter-professional education elective course at ISU-Meridian. Students are presented with a comprehensive overview of TBI, including how it can occur and its effects. Students are instructed on how to use the OSU-TBI screening tool and are given the opportunity to become familiar with the tool by dividing into groups and practicing with case scenarios. 

 

 

 

22nd ANNUAL SOUTH EAST IDAHO HOMELESS STAND DOWN

 

OCTOBER 21, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Idaho State University – Reed Gym

This event takes place every October to help homeless individuals of the Pocatello community prepare for the winter months. ISU’s Reed Gym acts as a one-stop shop for resources such as free hot meals, haircuts, showers, and clothing. Additionally, healthcare services will take place at this event, including screenings for TBI.

Please Click Here for more information.

 

 

 

15th Annual Pacific Northwest Brain Injury Conference

 

Breakout: Screening for Traumatic Brain Injury: Idaho's Approach

Russell C. Spearman M.Ed. Principal Investigator, Traumatic Brain Injury Program Institute of Rural Health ISU Meridian Health Science Center

Click Here for the Presentation

 

 

 

Division of Health Sciences RESEARCH DAY Poster Presentation

 

April 21, 2017

TBI screening and referral through ISU'S Community Health Screenings

Spearman, R., Shoaf, K., Witts, S., Jacobs, A.

Click Here for the Poster

 

 

 

BLUE CROSS OF IDAHO AWARDS IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY GRANT TO HELP SCREEN FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

 

Adults screened for traumatic brain injury through Idaho State University’s Traumatic Brain Injury Program will be eligible for $50 vouchers for additional treatment, thanks to a $500 grant from the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health.

Please Click Here for more details.

 

 

 

BRAIN INJURY IMPACTS CLASS

 

October 8, 2016 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: ISU Meridian

New Knowledge Adventures, a collaborative program brought to you by the YMCA, AARP, and ISU-Meridian will be offering a course on brain injury impacts. The second leading cause of head injury in older adults is falling. The class covers the challenges that ensue after someone sustains a head injury and explores how these physical, cognitive, and emotional changes might be distinguished from other current difficulties that a person may be experiencing. The class will discuss the usual course of treatment, including strategies that help individuals function more effectively and independently.

Please see below for more information, including a presentation and a handout on Brain Injury Impacts, and a Risk for Falling Checklist.

Click Here for Brain Injury Impact Handout

Click Here for Risk for Falling Checklist

Click Here for Brain Injury Impact Presentation

 


 

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.

 

Connections

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

 

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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 kathsmit@sarmc.org

Greg Meyer 208-489-4963 meyergre@slhs.org

 

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; austinma@slhs.org

 

Northern Idaho/Eastern Washington TBI Support Group

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

Craig Sicilia 509-218-7982 imaginationman@msn.com