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Sunday, November 04, 2007
"Things Government Can Do Right" Department
There's almost too much to blog about here -- and there's certainly too much to blog about in detail -- at the page on NASHIA's recent 2007 State-of-the-States conference.
What is NASHIA? It's the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (and I bet you didn't know there was even one state head injury administrator, let alone a whole national association):
TBI is a complex disability that challenges States’ ability to respond to the needs of persons with TBI and their families. These individuals need services that cross multiple programs including Medicaid, vocational rehabilitation, employment, education, home health care, mental health, substance abuse, and long-term care programs. Without coordinated systems of care, individuals are often placed inappropriately into nursing homes or left to the families to care for without much support or assistance. When families are no longer able to care for these individuals, the families turn to the State, which is generally the only resource for these crisis situations.(From the About NASHIA page)
The theme of the September conference this year was "Gateway to Solutions: Doing What Works." Many presentations from the conference are available as (often large) MS Powerpoint files and/or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) documents.
The first day's presentations focused largely on TBI and the military (a subject which we've covered here regularly). Topics:
Visit the NASHIA conference page for links to the presentations themselves. And while you're there, also see their page of information on yet more conferences which they sponsor. Excellent resource.
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