North Dakota Brain Injury Advisory Council seeks comments on state plan
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The North Dakota Brain Injury Advisory Council (BIAC) has drafted the North Dakota Brain Injury State Plan and is seeking input from the public. The plan will guide the BIAC’s focus and activities over the next four years. Feedback is requested by April 30.
How to provide feedback:
- Read, in the North Dakota Brain Injury State Plan draft, the green shaded focus areas, the goals in the blue shaded left column after reading over the plan, and finally the objectives (ways goals will be measured) in the unshaded right column.
- Connect to the survey and provide your input by April 30.
All input will be provided to the BIAC for consideration before the state plan is complete.
Rebecca Quinn, associate director of the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota and program director of the North Dakota Brain Injury Network, is also a member of the BIAC.
“The Brain Injury Advisory Council is working closely with stakeholders to ensure we have the most inclusive plan for the people of North Dakota,” Quinn said, “because brain injury does not discriminate and can happen to anyone. The goal for the Council is to provide a comprehensive guide to help survivors of brain injury, families, caregivers, educators, and healthcare professionals. This is why public feedback is such an important component of the plan.”
Quinn will be presenting the draft of the plan at an upcoming webinar on April 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. (CST). The public is welcome to attend the North Dakota Brain Injury State Plan webinar and must register ahead of time. More information can be found here: https://www.ndbin.org/events/webinars.
The mission of the North Dakota Brain Injury Advisory Council is to improve the quality of life for all individuals with brain injury and their families through brain injury identification, awareness, prevention, research, education, collaboration, support services, and advocacy.
About the Center for Rural Health
Established in 1980 at the University of North Dakota, the Center for Rural Health is one of the nation’s most experienced rural health organizations. It has developed a full complement of programs to assist researchers, educators, policymakers, healthcare providers, and most important, rural residents to address changing rural environments by identifying and researching rural health issues, analyzing health policy, strengthening local capabilities, developing community-based alternatives, and advocating for rural concerns. For more information, visit RuralHealth.UND.edu.
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