Purpose of the Idaho Traumatic Brain Injury Program
Addressing barriers to TBI services, assessing the need for TBI services, and using the information to develop or expand a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and easily accessible system of care for individuals with TBI and their families, are expressly stated to be the goals of the Implementation Partnership Grants. With funding from the 2014 Health Resources and Services Administration Traumatic Brain Injury State Implementation Partnership Grant Program, the Idaho Traumatic Brain Injury Program will increase access to TBI rehabilitation and other TBI services by screening for TBI; building a workforce of TBI competent professionals; providing TBI information to families and service providers; and facilitating access to needed TBI services. Our goal is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated, community-based system of support for individuals with traumatic brain injury and their families, which addresses all age groups, levels of acuity, and racial and ethnic groups, regardless of socioeconomic status, education level, or location.
Goals for the Idaho TBI Program
Include a screen for TBI in Community Health Screenings (CHS).
Educate parents of children with TBI.
Disseminate educational materials about concussion-related TBI.
Establish relationships with the Native American Tribal nations in Idaho related to TBI services.
Establish a Trust Fund for Idaho that would benefit civilian and military populations with a TBI and their families.