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Portland Ornaments by
2018 Medical Legal Conference
March 1-3, 2018
Exhibitors & Sponsors
Many of the presentations
were recorded on DVDs -
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If you any questions contact
PO Box 549
Molalla OR 97038
have YOU HAD a brain injury?
1-800-544-5243 or Email
Brain Injury Help Center, EDUCATion and Resource Facilitation:
Injury Awareness Video
Free Assessment clinic this summer at PSU
Speech, Language and Cognitive Adult Assessment Clinic
Rick Pape and Jeri Cohen talking about TBI on the Rick Dancer Show
Do your Amazon shopping at
smile.amazon.com/ch/93-0900797 and Amazon donates to Brain Injury Association of Oregon, Inc.
The mission of the Brain Injury Alliance of
Oregon is to create a better future through
brain injury prevention, advocacy, education,
research, and support.
New Certification for
ACBIS Certification Program –
Brain Injury Fundamentals Certification
experienced clinicians and rehabilitation
professionals, Brain Injury Fundamentals is an
all-new training and certificate program
designed to address the unique needs and
challenges of those who care for or encounter
individuals with brain injury. This includes
non-licensed direct care staff persons, facility
staff, family members and friends, first
responders, and others in the community. The
mandatory training course covers essential
topics such as: · Cognition
· Guidelines for
interacting and building rapport
· Brain injury and
behavior · Medical
complications · Safe
· Families coping with brain injury
Governor's Task Force Report - 2016
Individuals with brain injury often experience a complex blend of physical, sensory, cognitive and/or psychological challenges that defy easy categorization, therefore precluding access to coordinated, culturally sensitive services and staff trained to serve their unique needs on an on-going basis. In children, the challenges can be even more complex, as the effects of TBI often emerge over time, when expectations for independence at school and home increase.
To further understand and recommend policy-based solutions to address these gaps, Governor John Kitzhaber signed an Executive Order in 2013 to convene the Governor’s Task Force (GTF) on TBI with the purpose of gathering information to inform policy recommendations within and across state agencies and private sector entities (see Appendix A).
The 14-member GTF was comprised of representatives from various stakeholder groups, including individuals with TBI, family members, medical professionals, advocacy groups,
Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon, Disability Rights Oregon and state agency representatives from Oregon Departments of Addictions & Mental Health, Corrections, Education (ODE), Human Services (DHS), Veterans Affairs (ODVA), and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Individuals with specific expertise were also invited to contribute background information and policy recommendations (see Appendix B).
Please see the final report.
Governor's Task Force Report - 2016
To contact the Brain Injury Alliance of
Call 1-800-544-5243 or Email
Currently, more than 5.3 million children and
adults in the U.S. live with a lifelong
disability as a result of TBI and 6.4 million
have a disability due to stroke. (Statistics
courtesy of the
Centers for Disease Control and the
Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics 2010 Update
At-A-Glance.). This translates into more
than 156,655 Oregonians living with disability from
acquired brain injury. Men are three times more
likely to sustain a traumatic brain brain
injury. That is about the
population of Salem or all of Deschutes County.
Upcoming Events - 2018
FREE TRAININGS and FREE CEUs through Oregon Care Partners!
Class topics include Challenging Behaviors,
Medication Management, and ’ Alzheimers and Dementia Care. Courses are
funded by a grant from the state and are specifically designed for long
term care professionals, Adult Foster Home Providers, family caregivers,
and members of the public.
www.OregonCarePartners.com or call (800) 930-6851.
Together to Prevent Falls"
Falls are the leading cause of
injury hospitalizations and emergency room visits in Oregon, and
the leading cause of death for those over the age of 65.
To reduce risk of falls, individuals are encouraged to:
- Exercise regularly
- focus on leg strength, weight bearing
exercises, and improving balance. Tai Chi
programs are especially good.