Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
December 5, 2012

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Upcoming Workshops:

Brain Injury Basics: Introduction to Brain Injury
Date: December 20
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Adjustment to Brain Injury
Date: January 31, 2013
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:
Advocacy Matters
Promote your business and achieve your marketing goals
Case Management Position Opening
Survey on Understanding Neuropsychological Report Writing

Advocacy Matters
We invite you to join us this Saturday for the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance 2013 Legislative Kickoff! Join with other citizen advocates to learn about the 2013 policy priorities set by the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance and how you can help impact decisions that will be made at the Minnesota State Capitol. The Legislative Kickoff concludes the 2012 Citizen Advocate Academy, the series of advocacy trainings hosted this fall to help individuals become effective advocates. Trainings are free and include a light meal but pre-registration is required. Call the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442 to register today:

2013 Legislative Kickoff
Saturday, December 8
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Education Center
34 13th Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN 55413

For more information about all the trainings that were held this fall, click on the Citizen Advocacy Academy Schedule or feel free to 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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Promote your business and achieve your marketing goals
The 2013 Annual Underwriting Package is now available. This guide outlines our many advertising and sponsorship opportunities including the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance's Annual Conference for Professionals, Consumer and Family Conference, Walk for Thought, Mind Matters magazine and Consumer Guide as well as the Minnesota Stroke Association's Strides for Stroke, Stroke Matters magazine and Resource Guide.

Partnering as a sponsor or an advertiser leverages your organization's visibility and promotes its value in the community and statewide. Click here to view the 2013 Annual Underwriting opportunities. For more information or to secure your spot for 2013, contact Brittany Lasek, Development Associate, at brittanyl@braininjurymn.org or 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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Case Management Position Opening
Case Manager 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. Bi-lingual/bi-cultural is a plus. Click here for a full position description.

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Survey on Understanding Neuropsychological Report Writing
As part of the Stakeholder's Project on Neuropsychological Report Writing, the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota are surveying patients and their families about their experiences reading and using neuropsychological reports. The goal is to understand how neuropsychologists can improve our report formats to make them maximally useful to patients, families, and physicians.

What sections of reports are most helpful to you? How did you use the report to improve everyday life? Did you share the report with a school or another doctor? Were those people able to make use of it? Are there parts of the reports you felt were hard to understand or unhelpful? Do you find the reports too long? Is there information that you would have liked to see in the reports that you did not?

The survey is very brief, about 5 minutes. No identifying information, other than the state in which you live is collected.

Click here to take the Patient/Family Survey at SurveyMonkey.

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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."

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Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
34 13th Avenue Northeast, Suite B001 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - 55413

612-378-2742 | 800-669-6442

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