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MARCH is BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH
March 12, 2014 is Brain Injury Awareness Day

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Our Mission

To develop, implement, and monitor a comprehensive system of statewide supports to address the needs of people with neurotrauma injury and their families.

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Living with Neurotrauma

In Hawai’i, neurotrauma injury is seen as a severe and chronic disability of a person that is attributable to an injury to the central nervous system, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury or stroke, and is likely to continue indefinitely.

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We are Neurotrauma Supports of the State of Hawai’i Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Division. We provide leadership through community partnerships to promote neurotrauma injury prevention programs, education and public awareness.

Advisory Board Meeting

NEUROTRAUMA ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

DATE: March 20, 2014
TIME:   1:30 – 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Video Conference Center
Honolulu: Kalanimoku Bldg., 1151 Punchbowl Street, Basement
Hilo: State Office Building, 75 Aupuni St., Basement
Lihue: State Office Building, 3060 Eiwa St.
Wailuku: 54 S. High Street (new location)
 

BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF HAWAII MEETNG SCHEDULE

 

EDUCATIONAL MEETING/PANEL DISCUSSION
Proclamation: Brain Injury Awareness Month
by State Sen. Josh Green, MD

DATE: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
TIME:   6:00 – 8:00 pm
PLACE: Rehab Hospital of the Pacific, Wo Conference Rm. #4
TOPIC: Cognitive Rehabilitation for Brain Injuries
PANEL:

Dr. Nancy Lamport Hughes, Rehab Hospital
Dr. Lindsey Braden, Tripler Hospital
Dr. Robert Sloan, Castle Medical, Neuroscience Dept.
Stephanie Yee, Speech Therapist, Rehab Hospital

 

 

 

SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

DATE: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
TIME:   6:00 – 7:30 pm
PLACE: Rehab Hospital of the Pacific, Wo Conference Rm. #4

 

Hope you can all join us at any or all of the meetings. Please note that we are still holding our meetings at Rehab Hospital at the usual times. For any questions, please call me at 521-7721. Thanks.
    –Lyna

What We Do

  • We maintain a Statewide Telephone Helpline for information and referral.
  • Provide assistance to neurotrauma injury survivors and their families to identify and obtain access to services.
  • Maintain a Neurotrauma website providing information on frequently asked questions, resources on the various islands and a current calendar of events.
  • Produce and distribute a quarterly Neurotrauma newsletter. Call or e-mail us to join our mailing list! We provide educational and public awareness sessions and materials, through partnerships with other public and private organizations.
  • Provide administrative and technical support to the State TBI and Neurotrauama Advisory Boards.
  • Coordinate and monitor the Neurotrauma Special Fund. Assess the needs and concerns of neurotrauma injury survivors, their families, service providers, and other community stakeholders in order to develop the most responsive system of supports.