Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
April 24, 2013


Minnesota Stroke Association Strides for Stroke


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Upcoming Workshops:

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

Brain Injury Basics: Caregiving
Date: May 30
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 Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

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

 

In this issue:
Disability Day at the Capitol - Thursday, April 25
Minnesota Stroke Association 2013 Strides for Stroke
Job Openings at the Alliance
Educational Seminar on Concussion in Fergus Falls
Five open vacancies in Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee
Classified Ad - Veterans in Need
Classified Ad - Shared Living with 24 hour services for people with a brain injury and/or physical disability


Disability Day at the Capitol - Thursday, April 25
What happens over the next month of the 2013 Minnesota Legislative Session is incredibly important; state policymakers will be setting the Minnesota state budget for the next two years. We need your help sharing the real life stories of individuals and families affected by brain injury on Thursday, April 25, at this year's Disability Matters Day at the Capitol. click here for more information about Disability Matters Day at the Capitol and how to register or contact Public Policy Intern, Liz, at braininjurymn@gmail.com or 612-594-4765.

If you can't make it to the Capitol on Thursday April 25, join us for an upcoming Tuesday at the Capitol to share your story with legislators. For more information about Tuesdays at the Capitol and how to prepare click here or contact Public Policy Intern, Liz, at braininjurymn@gmail.com or 612-594-4765.

Can't get to the State Capitol? Click here to check out our Advocacy Action Center policy updates and 'Take Action' from home on important state and federal policy issues.

For questions or more information about public policy and advocacy, contact the Public Policy Department by phone at 612-378-2742, 800-669-6442 or by e-mail at michelleg@braininjurymn.org or jeffn@braininjurymn.org.

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Minnesota Stroke Association 2013 Strides for Stroke - May 4
The Minnesota Stroke Association is pleased to present the 2013 Strides for Stroke Walk! It will be held this year on Saturday, May 4 at Como Park in Saint Paul, and for the first time at Silver Lake Park in Rochester, presented in partnership with Neurological Recovery House.

FOX9 News anchor Jeff Passolt will be the emcee for the Saint Paul event this year. Stroke survivors, care partners, professionals, family and friends are invited for a day dedicated to raising awareness and helping to enhance the quality of life for all people coping with the sudden and long term effects of stroke.

Click here for complete details on this year's Strides for Stroke and get your team registered today!.

Strides for Stroke is the biggest fundraising event for the Minnesota Stroke Association and it continues to grow each year. Last year, walkers came out in record numbers and it would be great if we could surpass those numbers in 2013. Join an existing walk team, create a new team for you and your friends or just come out to enjoy the day.

Need additional information? Feel free to call Nancy at 763-553-0088.

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Job Opening at the Alliance
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is currently hiring for a Case Management Aide.

To learn more about this position and to apply, please click here.

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Educational Seminar on Concussion in Fergus Falls
Lake Region Healthcare's Sports Medicine team is partnering with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance to bring former NFL player and Super Bowl champ Ben Utecht to Fergus Falls for a free educational seminar on concussions at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 29 in Legacy Hall at the Fergus Falls Campus of Minnesota State University. Also speaking will be Kayla Meyer, a teenager featured in the Spring 2011 edition of Mind Matters who experienced two concussions playing hockey for New Prague. Meyer has testified at the Minnesota State legislature and become an advocate for proper recognition and treatment of brain injuries in high school athletes. The even is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.lrhc.org or call 218-736-8000.

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Five open vacancies in Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee
The Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the Minnesota Department of Human Services on program development and concerns about health and human service needs for persons with traumatic brain injuries. The Committee is currently filling five member vacancies. Potential committee members include people with brain injuries; family members of people with brain injuries; representatives of the brain injury provider group; acute care hospital; acute rehabilitation hospital; post acute rehabilitation; community based services; people who represent children's interests; representatives of federal, state and local government; representatives of religious, charitable, fraternal, civic, educational, legal, veteran, welfare, and other professional groups and organizations. The full committee meets 6 times a year - currently on the second Thursday of each month. Steering committees meet on the second Thursday of each month. Subcommittees meet as they determine. Meetings are held at 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113. For more information about the committee, please click here. To access the online application, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact Dawn Smith at dsmith@dungarvin.com.

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Classified Ad - Veterans in Need
A Chance To Grow has teamed up with the Homecoming for Veterans (HC4V) project, a force dedicated to providing EEG Biofeedback training for Veterans in need with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms at NO COST.

EEG Biofeedback is a cutting-edge tool for individuals suffering from PTSD. It is a drug-free, non-invasive brain exercising technique. Veterans who have been through the program have shown tremendous positive benefits with sleep problems, anxiety, pain, irritability, anger and rage, as well as cognitive deficits. The training can also help soldiers recover from drug, alcohol, and tobacco dependency.

Please contact A Chance To Grow for further information 612-789-1236.

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Classified Ad - Shared Living with 24 hour services for people with a brain injury and/or physical disability

Current or upcoming openings include: a shared house, with own bedroom (Mpls) and 24 hr. Class F Assisted Living services AND Adult Foster Care (St. Anthony location) with asleep staff at night. Staff is on-site and available 24 hours a day to assist with physical cares, medication reminders, monitor health and safety issues. An RN creates a care plan and trains staff. All housing is subsidized; rent is approximately 30% of income. Residents generally have more spending money! MA funding pays for services via a BI, EW, CADI waiver. For more info call or email Sara Podein at 651-645-7271.


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 6,250 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."

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