2015 Summit on Traumatic Brain Injury and Native Americans

Date: Aug 19, 2015 - Aug 21, 2015

Where: Albuquerque, NM

About the Event:

Hosted by University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability

Embassy Suites in Albuquerque, NM

The Summit is an opportunity to share best practices, discuss common concerns and  make new connections as we work to improve the quality of life of Native Americans with traumatic brain injuries. You can learn more about the Summit on the web page: http://www.cdd.unm.edu/summit2015/ 

The Summit is seeking proposals on evidence-based policies, programs or services in five areas:

  • The epidemiology of brain injury among Native Americans, including evidence on prevalence, incidence, comorbidity and demographics of

Native Americans with traumatic brain injuries;

  • Increasing the knowledgeability of health and other service providers about culturally appropriate approaches to increasing awareness among Native Americans about brain injury, screening, and prevention;

  • Advances in state of the art medical and rehabilitation treatments that allow Native Americans with traumatic brain injuries to reintegrate into their communities and live as independently as possible; 

  • The use of indigenous healing practices in the treatment of brain injury and examples of successful integration with western medicine; and 

  • Non-medical short- and long-term services, including culturally appropriate peer support, information and resources, alternative therapies, advocacy and respite among Native Americans with brain injuries.

 The deadline for proposals is May 22nd. Information on how to submit a proposal or register for the Summit may be found on the Summit web page.

 If you have any questions, please contact Lyn Wilson-King at LWilson-King@salud.unm.edu