Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
December 21, 2011

Walk for Thought


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Upcoming Workshops:

Brain Injury Basics: Introduction
Date: January 26, 2012
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Adjustment
Date: February 23, 2012
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Caregiving
Date: March 22, 2012
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Location: All classes are held in the Education Center at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

To register for a class, please click here or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

 

In this issue:
Advocacy Matters!
Association Underwriting & Advertising for 2012
Cranestorm Takes Flight!
Association Job Opening: Case Manager
Classified Ad - Courage Center


Advocacy Matters!
Your voice, your story, your chance to make a difference in the lives of people affected by brain injury. By being involved through advocacy you can help us educate state policymakers about the impact of brain injury on individuals and families.

Join with Citizen Advocates as we prepare for the 2012 legislative session. Learn about the public policy priorities of the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota and how you can make a difference in the policy decisions being made at the State Capitol. We need to work together to preserve essential services and supports for individuals and families affected by brain injury.

Citizen Advocate Academy 2012 Legislative Kickoff
Saturday, January 14, 2012
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
Lunch provided and pre-registration is required

Save the Date for our upcoming Days at the Capitol:
Tuesdays at the Capitol
Every Tuesday beginning Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Starts at 10 a.m.
Basement Cafeteria of the State Office Building

Disability Matters Day at the Capitol
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Starts at 10 a.m.
Minnesota State Capitol

For more information visit the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota's Advocacy Action Center or contact the Public Policy Department at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota by e-mail at michelleg@braininjurymn.org or toll free at 1-800-669-6442. Return to top


Promote your business and achieve your marketing goals
Looking for marketing and vendor opportunities? The 2012 Annual Underwriting package is being mailed to all previous sponsors and advertisers.

The Mind Matters magazine, Consumer Guide, Annual Conference for Professionals and Walk for Thought are just some of the great opportunities to promote your business and achieve your marketing goals. Contact Lori Peterson, Development Manager, with any questions or to secure your spot for 2012.

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Cranes Migrating-Brain Injury Association of Nebraska embarks on their own Cranestorm project
For those of you who participated in Cranestorm-Wishes In Flight and folded 100,000 cranes, one for each Minnesotan living with a disability due to brain injury, your work has taken flight and spread to other Brain Injury Associations across America. One of these is the Brain Injury Association of Nebraska. Inspired by your work they are working to fold 36,000 cranes. E-mail Kate a note of support and encouragement as they fold towards their February deadline.

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Case Management Position Opening at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
Primary Duties:
The Case Manager is responsible for monitoring and implementing comprehensive proactive; consumer directed systems of support and advocacy for individuals, including all ages and cultures, which have survived brain injury and their families through implementation of case management for effective community integration. The Case Manager will be responsible to assist the consumer in planning and accessing housing, financial supports and other community services and supports needed to accomplish this goal in accordance with Local; State; and Federal regulations. Bi-lingual/bi-cultural is a plus.

How to Apply: Send current resume, cover letter and three references with contact information to: Brain Injury Association of Minnesota. For additional information about this position, or for more details about the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota, please click here.

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Classified Ad - Courage Center
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The Primary Care Clinic at Courage Center.

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If you have a disability or several complex medical conditions or both you know that staying healthy can be complicated. Prescriptions, specialists, appointments, rehab routines, and preventative care it's a lot to juggle.

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The Primary Care Clinic at Courage Center is a new way to experience primary care. The Clinic's "health care home" model offers medical, rehabilitation and psychiatric care all in one clinic location Courage Center. Our doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners understand disabilities and chronic health conditions. And they keep the process of your health care as uncomplicated as possible.

The goal? Keeping you healthy and independent.

Learn how the Primary Care Clinic at Courage Center can help you.
Call 763.520.0453.

www.couragecenter.org/primarycare

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Classified Ad Opportunities
We are pleased to provide an online opportunity for organizations to broadcast their message about job openings, services and more through affordable, convenient advertising. This bi-weekly electronic publication is sent to more than 5,500 professionals, paraprofessionals and persons with brain injury and their families.

The cost to run a classified ad of up to 250 words is $20 for one edition or $30 for two editions. Ads must be submitted in electronic form to receive this rate. Ads submitted in hard copy will be charged an additional $15 administrative fee. To learn more about this affordable, convenient advertising opportunity, please e-mail Phil at philg@braininjurymn.org or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442. Advertising is posted at the end of the publication under the heading "Classified Ads."

The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is a proud member of Community Health Charities. Community Health Charities is an alliance of leading nonprofit health research and service organizations whose mission is to improve lives affected by chronic illness by investing in health research, services and education.
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Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
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