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"Ahead of the Game" 2017 Iowa Concussion Conference

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Sheraton - West Des Moines, Iowa

Concussion Form 2017Coinciding with Concussion Awareness Month, the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa (BIAIA), Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Education, and Iowa Concussion Consortium (ICC) will host the first annual Iowa concussion Conference on August 10th, 2017.

The event kicks off an ongoing statewide education intiative to provide consistent, reliable, evidence-based information about concussion and other brain injury to Iowa's coaches and educators, as well as to students and their parents or guardians.

Conference attendees will learn about REAP (Reduce • Educate • Accommodate • Pace) Protocol for concussion management, which was developed in Colorado and has been recognized nationally as an optimal model for safely returning youth athletes to the classroom and the playing field after a concussion.

Registration
Medical Professionals $75
Educators/Athletics $25
Individuals/Families $25

Register now at: https://biai.memberclicks.net/upcoming-events


Brain Injury Public Forum

Brain Injury Public ForumPlease join us for a Brain Injury Public Forum. The Iowa Advisory Council on Brain Injuries is hosting public listening sessions to gather feedback from Iowans for the next Five-Year State Plan for Brain Injury in Iowa. All are welcome to share their thoughts and provide input. The Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa will also be present to talk about its supports and services.

Please join us on the following dates:

  • Monday, June 12 - ChildServe, 5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston Iowa
  • Tuesday, June 13 - Exceptional Persons, Inc., Deery Center 3675 University Ave., Waterloo
  • Tuesday, June 27 - Briar Cliff Univ., Heelan Hall, 3303 Rebecca St., Sioux City
  • Wednesday, June 28 - Webinar/Virtual Meeting, details to come
  • Thursday, July 6 - Uptown Bill's Coffee Shop, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City

All sessions are from 5pm to 6:30pm

Contact Maggie Ferguson at 515-281-8465 or maggie.ferguson@idph.iowa.gov with questions or to request ADA accommodations to participate in the meeting. (Please make requests three days prior to the meeting you plan on attending.)


OU Parental Support/Advisory Meeting

The OU Parental Support/Advisory meeting will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, June 17th at the OU Center. Families of residential and waiver clients are encouraged to attend. Staff members are also welcome. For further information contact Mary Frances Stoneburg at 712-203-9177.


Managed Care Organizations (MCO)

As of April 1, 2016, most Iowa Medicaid programs will be joined together in a single program called IA Health Link. The new IA Health Link program is designed to give current Iowa Medicaid members access to high quality care coverage through a managed care organization, or MCO. Learn more about it here.


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Events

October 2016

October 27 - “Trunk or Treating” in the OU Community Center Parking Lot. Trick or Treat with OU staff, persons served, and friends in the community from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.

December 2015

December 5 - OU Person Served Christmas Party - Persons served of OU, along with their friends and families will join together at OU for holiday festivities! 11:00 - 1:00.

November 2015

November 25 - Culinary Delights, Charitable Nights – Minerva's. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to OU's Annual Angels fund to support persons served of OU. Enjoy a special menu prepared by the chef of Minerva's! 4:00 - 10:00.

November 4 - "Providing For and Protecting Your Family" at Opportunities Unlimited. 5:30 - 7:00.
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October 2015

October 29 - "Trunk or Treating" in the OU Parking Lot. Trick or Treat with OU staff and persons served from 5:30 - 7:00.

June 2015

June 21 - OU and the Siouxland Cyclists hold the 3rd Annual Summer Solstice Bike Ride/Walk - check our Facebook page for updates as the event nears: https://www.facebook.com/opportunitiesunlimited

July 2015

July 17 - OU "Fore the Children" Golf Tournament - to register visit:
http://opportunitiesunlimited.com/ou-golf-shootout.php