Advisory Council on Brain Injuries
Members of the Advisory Council on Brain Injuries (ACBI) are appointed annually by the Governor of Iowa. Appointed members are typically appointed to serve two-year terms, beginning in July. The council is made up of members who are survivors of brain injury, family members of individuals who have experienced a brain injury, and/or professionals working in a field related to brain injury services. In addition to appointed members, representation from various state agencies also comprise the council as non-voting members.
Individuals who are interested in serving on the Advisory Council for Brain Injuries should submit their application online at or by downloading a copy of the application below and mailing it to: Gubernatorial Appointments, Governor's Office, State Capitol, Des Moines, IA 50319.
ACBI application form
The Advisory Council on Brain Injuries meets quarterly, typically in January, April, July, and October on the third Friday of the month from 10am until approximately 3pm. Meetings are open to the public and the agenda outlining the meeting topics, time and location are posted below along with other meeting materials.
Meeting dates and times, along with meeting agendas, minutes and reports, can be found below in the "Upcoming Meetings and "Past Meetings" sections.
Individuals who wish to attend the meeting but require reasonable accommodations to do so should contact the BI program manager of their specific needs at least 3 days prior to the meeting by calling 515-281-8465 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Task Force meetings
The Advisory Council on Brain Injuries has two standing task force committees: (1) the Executive Task Force and (2) the State Plan Task Force. Additionally, the chair of the council may create a task force as needed. Currently, the ACBI has a Service Task Force and a Prevention Task Force which meet regularly. Membership on task force is open to any interested individual and is not restricted to just members of the council. Similar to the quarterly meetings, task force meetings are open to the public. These meetings typically take place the day of a quarterly council meeting; however, meetings may take place more frequently depending on the project the group is working on. For these meetings, teleconference may be utilized due to the brevity of the meeting and distance members would need to travel to attend.
All scheduled meetings of task force committees are listed below in the "Upcoming Meetings" and "Past Meetings" section.
State Plan for Brain Injury
The Advisory Council on Brain Injuries routinely produces a state plan which serves as guidance for brain injury services and prevention for Iowa. Present and past state plan documents include:
It is time to update the Iowa State Plan for Brain Injuries. Meeting information - including date, time, location and supporting documents - can be found below in the upcoming meetings section. Questions can be sent to Maggie Ferguson at email@example.com or by calling 515-281-8465.