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Institute of Rural Health
Idaho State University

Principal Investigator

Russell Spearman

Russell C. Spearman, M.Ed., is the Principal Investigator for Idaho’s Traumatic Brain Injury Partnership Implementation grant from the Health Resources Services Administration, Maternal and Children’s Health Bureau. Since August 2000, Mr. Spearman has been employed by the Institute of Rural Health at Idaho State University as a Senior Research Associate. Prior to this, he was responsible for developing and implementing all aspects related to Idaho’s 1915 C Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waiver for adults with a traumatic brain injury. He is the former Executive Director for Idaho’s Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities and the lead author of “The Use of Medicaid Waivers and Their Impact on Services”. Mr. Spearman was also instrumental in developing and successfully transitioning Idaho’s nationally recognized Home of Your Own Initiative that today has assisted well over two hundred individuals realize their dream of home ownership.


This project is supported in part by grant number H21MC26926 from the U.S Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Washington, D.C. 20201 and Idaho State University. This project was previously supported in part by grant # 1-H21-MC07735, using funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources Services Administration's (HRSA's) Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and Idaho State University. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. The content contained herein are solely those of the authors and points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy, the view or policies of the U.S. Government, the State of Idaho, or Idaho State University