Understanding Current Policy, Legislation, and Advocacy Movements

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This conference was offered free of charge courtesy of the conference sponsors, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration and the TBI Council of Washington.

The Conference: was held July 16, 2021

Staying up-to-date with changes to traumatic brain injury (TBI) policy and legislation is challenging. This conference offered the opportunity for participants to increase their awareness of national TBI policy, recent national legislation and national advocacy efforts. Participants also gained a better understanding of how government systems interconnect and the complex relationship between policy and health care systems.

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  • July 16, 2021

  • 10:00-10:05am
    Welcome and Introductions
  • 10:05-10:25am
    Past and Current Initiatives for TBI in Washington State
    Bea Rector, MPA
  • 10:30-10:55am
    Using Data to Inform Policy Change
    Will Hitchcock, PhD
  • 11:00-11:45am
    The Journey from Self-Advocacy to Public Policy
    Maralise Hood Quan, EJD
  • 11:45-12:00pm
  • 12:00-12:45pm
    Legislative Advocacy for and with Oregonians Living with Brain Injury

    Melissa McCart, EdD and Dave Kracke, JD
  • 12:45-1:15pm
    Opportunity’s Knocking: Get Up and Open the Da*! Door

    Anne McDonnell, MPA, OTR/L, CBIST
  • 1:15-2:00pm
    Panel Discussion
  • 2:00-2:45pm
    NASHIA – Understanding Current Policy, Legislation, and Advocacy Movements

    Rebeccah Wolfkiel, MPP
  • 2:45-3:00pm
    Closing Comments
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