Draft State Plan on Brain Injury

MINDSOURCE wants to hear from you! The Colorado Advisory Council on Brain Injury and MINDSOURCE have developed a new draft state plan on brain injury. We are seeking feedback to help us finalize the plan. Please share your thoughts and suggestions with us.

Draft State Plan

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Proyecto de Plan Estatal sobre Lesiones Cerebrales

¡MINDSOURCE quiere saber de usted! El Consejo Asesor de Colorado sobre Lesiones Cerebrales y MINDSOURCE han desarrollado un nuevo borrador de plan estatal sobre lesiones cerebrales. Estamos buscando comentarios que nos ayuden a finalizar el plan. Por favor comparta sus pensamientos y sugerencias con nosotros.

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The Purpose of the Colorado Advisory Council

The purpose of the Colorado Advisory Council on Brain Injury (formerly known as the Colorado Brain Injury Advisory Board) is to ensure that MINDSOURCE – Brain Injury Network within the Colorado Department of Human Services, Colorado’s lead state agency on brain injury, is effectively identifying gaps in services and supports, developing a responsive plan to address these gaps, and collaborating across private and public partners to meet the needs of individuals with brain injury and their family members.

The Advisory Council is comprised of volunteer members who bring a wide variety of perspectives and expertise including; lived experience with brain injury, state agency representatives, community advocates, and providers.

The Advisory Council worked in partnership with MINDSOURCE to develop a comprehensive statewide plan on brain injury. This state plan acts as a blueprint that guides the work of MINDSOURCE and informs the work of the Brain Injury Collaborative and other related boards. The following were used to develop the current state plan on brain injury:

  1. Synthesize existing needs assessments and plans such as the 2017 “Hard to Serve” study, past state plan, and a past Executive Order report, to find overlapping recommendations and to determine which recommendations remain relevant for the new plan.
  2. Host regional town halls, conference calls, and conduct a survey to gain input from stakeholders across Colorado.
  3. Based on the past reports and input from stakeholders, develop a new statewide plan on brain injury.
  4. Monitor to ensure the report recommendations are being acted upon and implemented and to ensure the plan remains relevant.
  5. Update the plan every five years. 

 Click here for a one page summary (PDF) of the state plan. A link to the final state plan (PDF) is here.

If you would like a Spanish PDF version of the state plan we have included one here.

The current State Plan ends in June 2023. In January 2023, the Advisory Council and MINDSOURCE will begin the process of developing an updated plan to go into effect July 1, 2023. See information regarding those meetings below. 

The Advisory Council Bylaws can be found in this PDF.

Through the identification of gaps, development of a statewide plan, and effective monitoring and implementation of the plan, MINDSOURCE seeks to improve the lives of individuals with brain injury and their families.

The Colorado Brain Injury Advisory Council is accepting applications to fill positions as they become vacant. The council prioritizes membership by individuals who have lived brain injury experience. Members are expected to attend quarterly advisory council meetings.

If you are interested, please read over the application which includes more details on the Advisory Council, and then submit your application, if interested, to cdhs_mindsource@state.co.us. Open positions are limited, but applications will be held for future openings. The application (Word) can be found here.

This Council meets in February, May, August, and November, on the third Thursday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm via Zoom.  The link for the meetings is provided in the agenda which is posted a week in advance of meetings. All meetings are also posted and updated on the Colorado Department of Human Services Boards and Commissions public meeting calendar. The meeting post on this calendar also includes information for connecting to the meeting.

If you need any accommodations we ask that you please contact us a week in advance and we are happy to try and meet any needs you might have.

Click here to learn how to join a meeting on Zoom.

Click here to learn how to view closed captioning and live transcription on Zoom.