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Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation - Fiscal Year 2014

MCHB Program Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation Partnership
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Grant Number H21MC21592 
Type of Service(s) Infrastructure Building Services 
Project Period 3/1/2011 to 10/31/2014 
Grantee Colorado Department of Human Services 
Project Director Judy Dettmer 
Address 1575 SHERMAN 8TH FLOOR, 1575 SHERMAN 8TH FLOOR 
Phone 303-866-4085 
Fax 303-866-4905 
Email judy.dettmer@state.co.us 
Website www.cokidswithbraininjury.com 
Project Service Focus Urban/Central City, Suburban, Metropolitan Area (city & suburbs), Rural, Frontier 
Project Scope State-wide 
Grantee Organization Type State Agency 
Project Infrastructure Focus Guidelines/Standards Development And Maintenance, Policies And Programs Study And Analysis, Synthesis Of Data And Information, Translation Of Data And Information For Different Audiences, Dissemination Of Information And Resources, Technical Assistance, Training, Systems Development 
Products and Publications Prods/pubs
Budget Data MCHB Award Amount FY 2014: $125,000
Matching/Other Funds FY 2014: $62,500

Project Abstracts by Application Year: 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | Project Period Final - 2014

ABSTRACT
Problem The proposed project will build the capacity of the public school system, public mental health system and create a network of individuals with brain injury and family members who are trained as civic leaders. Specifically this project targets youth ages 15-19 and OEF/OIF Veterans. 
Goals and Objectives Goal 1: Increase appropriate and effective identification, assessment, interventions, transitions and successful outcomes of school aged individuals with TBI
  • Objective 1: Develop a comprehensive, statewide network of Brain Injury Teams ensuring each of the eight CDE regions has expertise within the school districts to provide technical assistance related to serving students with TBI.
  • Objective 2: Develop a systematic and consistent methodology for the identification, assessment and intervention of student with brain injury.
  • Objective 3: Implement a hospital to school transition protocol incorporating a partnership between school districts and hospitals. Implement a concussion management protocol incorporating a partnership between school districts and emergency departments.
Goal 2: Develop community based behavioral health provider expertise regarding deployment-related traumatic brain injury screening, assessment, and treatment.
  • Objective 1: Develop a comprehensive plan for implementing the behavioral health objectives through public and private partnerships. Develop, implement and sustain of a statewide Behavioral Health Brain Injury Resource Team. Develop and implement a curriculum and consultation model for BIRT members.
  • Objective 2: Evaluate level of behavioral health experience working with Veterans with co-occurring TBI and mental illness, training needs, and resources. Increase outreach and awareness of the public mental health system for Veterans of OEF/OIF, family members and professionals.
  • Objective 3: Implement training regarding the Medicaid contract. Develop an evaluation/assessment and treatment guidelines and conduct training to enable clinicians to effectively evaluate, assess and treat OEF/OIF Veterans with co-occurring TBI and mental health concerns.
Goal 3: To increase the number of individuals with brain injury and family members who are effective leaders at the individual, community and statewide level.
  • Objective 1: Support the implementation of a leadership curriculum statewide
  • Objective 2: Maintain a leadership development registry
  • Objective 3:
Activities/Methodology undertaken to meet project goals Goal 1: Enter into an Inter-Agency Agreement with the Colorado Department of Education to hire a 1.0 FTE to implement this goal and objectives. Develop brain injury teams in each of the 8 CDE regions, provide extensive training to these teams and partner existing teams with new teams to provide mentorship. Partner with three hospitals and Emergency Departments to develop and implement protocols to ensure effective transtion of youth with brain injury from the hospital/ED setting back to school.
Goal 2: Enter into a contract with the Denver Veterans Administration to implement this goal and objectives. Partner with appropriate state agencies and stakeholders to ensure policy change and program implementation. Develop best practice curriculuum and training guides for community based mental health centers. Coordinate with appropriate entities to recruit and inform veterans of OEF/OIF regarding community based mental health center services. Finally, establish a statewide brain injury resource team that can act as on-going technical assistance to clinicians in the mental health system.
Goal 3: Partner with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to implement 20 Leadership trainings using the Family Leadership Training Institute curriculum vetted in CT. Hire 2 family ombudsman to assist with conducting training and ensuring the sustainability of the Family Leadership Registry. 
The Healthy People 2010 Objective(s)
  • Related to Objective 16.23. Increase the proportion of Territories and States that have service systems for Children with Special Health Care Needs to 100 percent.
  • MICH-30: Increase the proportion of children, including those with special health care needs who have access to a medical home
  • MICH-31: Increase the proportion of children with special health care needs who receive their care in family-centered, comprehensive, coordinated systems
  • Related to Objective 16.23: Increase the proportion of States and jurisdictions that have service systems for children with or at risk for chronic and disabling conditions as required by Public Law 101-239.
  • PHI-1: Increase the proportion of Federal, Tribal, State and local public health agencies that incorporate Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals into job descriptions and performance evaluation
  • Related to Objective 23.11 (Developmental) Increase the proportion of State and local public health agencies that meet national performance standards for essential public health services.
  • PHI -3: Increase the proportion of Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited schools of public health, CEPH accredited academic programs, and schools of nursing (with a public health or community health component) that integrate Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals into curricula
  • Related to Objective 23.15 (Developmental) Increase the proportion of Federal, Tribal, State, and local jurisdictions that review and evaluate the extent to which their statutes, ordinances, and bylaws assure the delivery of essential public health services.
  • PH-5: (Developmental) Increase the proportion of 4-year colleges and universities that offer public health or related majors and/or minors which are consistent with the core competencies for undergraduate public health education
  • MICH-31:Increase the proportion of children with special health care needs who receive their care in family-centered, comprehensive, coordinated systems
  • PHI-15: Increase the proportion of Tribal, State, and local public health agencies that have implemented a health improvement plan and increase the proportion of local health jurisdictions that have implemented a health improvement plan linked with their State plan
  • PHI-15: Increase the proportion of Tribal, State, and local public health agencies that have implemented a health improvement plan and increase the proportion of local health jurisdictions that have implemented a health improvement plan linked with their State plan
  • MICH-30: Increase the proportion of children, including those with special health care needs who have access to a medical home
 
Coordination Partner with the MCH, Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs in all counties to provide care coordination services for children/youth with brain injuries. Partner with the Colorado Department of Education to develop and implement brain injury resource teams to provide consultative support to schools and families regarding supporting students with brain injury in the education setting. 
Evaluation Formative and summative evaluation processes will be employed to address these priorities. Formative evaluation focuses on process, providing on-going feedback during the project to insure program activities are working well and adjusted as necessary. Summative evaluation focuses on if the program is meeting its overall goals. Both evaluation processes require qualitative and quantitative data sources providing multiple inputs on process and impact. 
Experience to Date Worked with Colorado Department of Education and secured 1.0 FTE following grant funding.

Partnered with Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment to secure ongoing funds to pay for Family Leadership Training Institute Initiative.

Completed first draft of Web based tool kit. 
Keywords Advocacy, Collaboration, Community coordination, Consultation, Education, Families, Government programs, Interdisciplinary collaboration, Mentors, Policy development 
Annual Number of Website Hits 10,967 
Annual Number of Unique Website Visitors 5,213 
Annotation Build the capacity of the public school system, public mental health system and create a network of individuals with brain injury and family members who are trained as civic leaders. The overarching goal of the proposal is to improve Colorado’s state and local capacity to provide access to a comprehensive and coordinated service delivery system for those with TBI and their families. Partner with the CO Dept. of Education, CO Dept. of Health and the Denver VA to implement goals and objectives. Project focuses on capacity and infrastructure building to ensure sustainability following completion of the grant. 




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