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Brain Injury Surveillance and Reporting

Brain Injury Registry

The Iowa Department of Public Health maintains a central registry for brain injuries.  Information from the registry is used to conduct outreach activities with the goal of increasing access to services and supports following a brain injury.  Quarterly, the Brain Injury Services Program sends letters to survivors of brain injury to inform them of a free, statewide program, Neuro-Resource Facilitation, which may help them to access services/supports in their area.  To speak to a neuro-resource facilitator, please call the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa at 1-855-444-6443 or email info@biaia.org.

Data and Surveillance

To better understand how brain injury impacts Iowans, the Brain Injury Services Program routinely conducts surveillance activities. Findings are published in fact sheets, surveillance reports, and/or data briefs.  

Iowa Special Emphasis Report: Traumatic Brain Injury (2014)  PDF

TBI in Iowa (2016 brief)  PDF

Traumatic Brain Injury in Iowa: An analysis of Core Surveillance Data (2008-2010)  PDF

Brain Injury Needs Assessments

Through contracts with the Iowa Association of Community Providers and the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa, the Brain Injury Services Program and the Advisory Council on Brain Injuries conduct statewide needs assessments to learn more about the needs of Iowans and the professionals who support them.  This information is then used to develop Iowa's State Plan for Brain Injury and to guide the work of the program.  

The next state plan will be developed during Fall 2017.  Prior to publication, the document will be made available for public review and comment.  

State Plan for Brain Injury (2013-2017)  PDF

Progress report: State Plan for Brain Injury 2013-2017  PDF

2017 Annual Needs Assessment Report (Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa) PDF

For more information contact the Council's staff: Maggie Ferguson, Brain Injury Program Manager, at (515) 281-8465