U of O
The Center on Brain Injury
Research & Training

Access to Services for Individuals with Brain Injury


Funded by:

US Health Resources and Services Administration—Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation Programs

Project Period:

April 1, 2009 – March 31, 2013

Project Contact:

Laurie Ehlhardt Powell, Ph.D.


Toll-free message line: 1-877-872-7246

Project Director/Principal Investigator:

Ann Glang, Ph.D. aglang@uoregon.edu 541-346-0594
Laurie Ehlhardt Powell, Ph.D. lpowell@uoregon.edu 541-346-0572

Research Team:

Laura Beck, MLIS lbeck@uoregon.edu 541-346-0598

Grant Ombudsman:

Cathy Chenail

Toll-free message line: 1-877-872-7246


The state of Oregon received a federal TBI Implementation Partnership grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to improve access to quality services for individuals with brain injury. Oregon Department of Education subcontracts with CBIRT to facilitate the program.

Improvements in services will be guided by a needs and resources assessment and by collaboration with state agencies and other statewide organizations, by disseminating information and education to legislators, and through specific targeted systems (including returning military, transitioning youth, and Native American groups).

Quarterly Fact of the Matter briefs will provide evidence-based information on current topics for providers and caregivers of people with brain injury. Past publications include the Family Advocacy Skills Training workbook (available free) and the updated commercially available version, Managing Care and Services after Brain Injury: A workbook for families and caregivers.


Hood, D., Lash, M., Glang, A., & Todis, B. (2009). Managing care and services after brain injury: A workbook for families and caregivers. Wake Forest, NC: Lash & Associates.

Hood, D., Todis, B., & Glang, A. (2005). Preparing for life after high school: The next steps. McLean, VA: Brain Injury Association of America.

Hood, D., Todis, B., & Stevens, T. (2005). Twelve months to triple-a service: Community collaboration to make services available, accessible, and appropriate for people with brain injury.(Grant No: 1 H82Mc02491-01-00). Washington, DC: Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Hood, D., Glang, A., & Lash, M. (2002). Family advocacy skills training. (Grant No:1 MCJ-41TB23-01-0). Washington, DC: Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Available at: https://tbitac.norc.org/


In the Workplace: An Introduction for Employers and Coworkers of People with Brain Injury

Managing Behavior Following Brain Injury: 
An Introduction for Supported Living Community Staff

TBI Transition Toolkit

Technical Report: Development of the TBI Transition Toolkit

The Fact of the Matter Research Briefs