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CDC Announces New Studies on Concussions in Children The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Injury Center has announced two new studies completed in collaboration with colleagues at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia:   Characteristics Concussion in Elementary School-Aged Children: Implications for Clinical Management Characteristics of Diagnosed Concussions in Children Aged 0 to 4 Years…

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Through collaboration with the NYU School of Medicine (NYUSoM), the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) and its affiliates BIAV are conducting a survey to learn about how families of individuals with brain injury experience positive outcomes as a result of being caregivers. The objective of this study is to develop a scale to measure…

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Tell Us Your Needs and Make Your Voice Heard On behalf of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), and as part of BIAV’s work for Virginia’s Federal TBI Act grant, we are conducting this survey to gain information we can provide to the Virginia Brain Injury Council (VBIC).   The VBIC advises the…

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Do you live in Virginia? Have you had a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? If yes, we want to hear from you! Virginia Commonwealth University researchers are seeking adults with traumatic brain injuries who live in Virginia to answer a 5-minute survey regarding pain and opioid use. All participants must be at least 18 years old.…

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in place until June 10, 2020, unless amended or rescinded by a further executive order. The order…

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NIDILRR Recruiting Individuals with TBI to Review Consumer Factsheet Testing The NIDILRR-funded Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is recruiting individuals with disabilities and their caregivers to review and provide feedback on new consumer information products. Individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their caregivers are needed to review factsheets on a wide range of…

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An Update on COVID-19 from Virginia Medicaid The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is working with Governor Northam, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and other state agencies to take immediate actions to help fight COVID-19. DMAS is committed to increasing access to health care for the over 1.5 million Virginia Medicaid members…

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Virginia medicaid has just put out a Memo regarding initial guidance on the flexibilities available to providers in light of the public health emergency presented by the COVID-19 virus. Read the Memo. (3.19.2020)

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The Arc Disability Advocacy Network has gotten right on this issue, and we think this applies to our community too.   Please lend a hand and tell Congress to support people with disabilities in Coronavirus Relief Bill! Tell Congress: Include People With Disabilities in Coronavirus Relief Bill! ***Update*** The House of Representatives has passed this bill…

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