Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
March 11, 2015

In this issue:


Brain Injury Awareness Month
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is joining the United States Brain Injury Alliance (USBIA) and its affiliates in encouraging individuals and families affected by brain injury to share their stories using #TBIaffectedme. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. Of those individuals, 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized, and 1.4 million are treated and released from an emergency department.

To find out more about the #TBIaffectedme campaign, or to download resources and learn how to get involved, visit www.braininjurymn.org/events/bia-month.php and www.usbia.org/events/awareness. Help spread the word about brain injury this March and remember to use #TBIaffectedme to get the word out.

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2015 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury
The 2015 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury will take place on Thursday and Friday, April 9 and 10, at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, and will feature several dynamic speakers who will cover a variety of topics related to community-based, education, cultural and medical aspects of brain injury and stroke care, services and supports.

Join professionals, caregivers, advocates and providers from around the state! John Corrigan, PhD, and Andrew Kiragu, MD, will deliver the Thursday and Friday morning keynote addresses. Sam Baker and Lisabeth Mackall, MS, CCC-SLP, will deliver the closing Plenary sessions each day.

Click here for complete Annual Conference information and register today!

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Minnesota Stroke Association Strides for Stroke
The 2015 Minnesota Stroke Association Strides for Stroke will take place on Saturday, May 16 at four locations in Minnesota:


Online registration and more information is now available by clicking here.

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Brain Injury Educational Classes
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offers a variety of educational classes - including our monthly Brain Injury Basics class - for families, individuals and professionals in the Twin Cities. Our educators can also train your staff on-site at your facility with our Traveling Workshops.

Brain Injury Basics
Introduction to Brain Injury: March 26

Registration is required for all classes. Brain Injury Basics takes place in the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offices in Roseville from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for professionals; a $5 donation is appreciated from consumers.

Click here for more information on our Education opportunities or call our Education and Community Outreach Department at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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Job Opportunities at the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is hiring for a Case Manager and Care Coordinator in our Case Management department.

A Care Coordinator 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 all forms of brain injury and their families through implementation of care coordination for effective community retention and or integration.

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. Bi-lingual/bi-cultural is a plus.

Click here for full information on employment opportunities with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance.

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Classified Ad - Social Building Blocks Study
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are looking for participants between the ages of 18‐65 for a study about social communication in adults with and without brain injury. Findings from the study will be used to improve treatment for adults with brain injury, so that their therapy can focus on the most useful communication skills.

The study involves two visits to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where participants work with researchers in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders. Participants are asked to complete a few surveys, do a few tasks on language and memory, watch videos, and play some games with robots. Participants are paid $50 for each session they complete in the study. Visits are scheduled at times that are most convenient for participants and most travel expenses are covered or reimbursed by the University of Wisconsin‐Madison.

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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 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."

The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance 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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Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
2277 Highway 36 West, Suite 200, Roseville, MN 55113-3830

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