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A Program Facilitated by IACP

IACP has partnered with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) for over 10 years to increase the number of brain injury service providers in Iowa and to increase their capacity to serve individuals who have experienced brain injury. IACP provides quality training opportunities for service providers and offers access to cutting-edge information in the field of brain injury rehabilitation. IACP is responsible for coordinating in-house training to providers and consulting with them on challenging individual cases and to help develop their internal capacity to serve people experiencing brain injury.

Program Activities

  • Training to agencies interested in or already providing brain injury services
  • American Academy of Brain Injury Specialists certification training
  • Development of individual agency curriculum for staff training
  • Consultation services to help agency staff deal with challenging situations 
  • Increasing systems capacity to ensure people with brain injury receive proper supports in alternative settings such as corrections
  • Advocacy for individuals experiencing brain injury who have difficulty navigating service deliver systems

Provider Needs Assessment

In the fall of 2006, the Iowa Association of Community Providers (IACP), in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), developed a survey regarding brain injury services in the state of Iowa.

The purpose of this survey was to assess:

  • The extent of services currently being provided to individuals diagnosed with brain injury
  • To identify the level of brain injury training in Iowa
  • To uncover barriers discouraging providers from offering services to individuals who have experienced brain injury.

In 2010, IACP in partnership with IDPH developed a second survey regarding brain injury services in the state of Iowa. Many of the same themes and questions were utilized and analysis of results was completed including trend measurement.

The 2006 and 2010 survey analysis was utilized as an integral part of the IDPH’s State Plan for Brain Injury. This plan was used as a guide for a successful application for a Federal Traumatic Brain Injury grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in 2014. The most recent provider survey and analysis was completed in 2015.

2006 Brain Injury Survey Results and Analysis

2010 Brain Injury Survey Results and Analysis

2015 Brain Injury Survey Results and Analysis


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