Project: Research project

Project Details


This project tests a new way of delivering medical and social services to individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families, addressing three chronic unmet needs: (1) ineffective connection to specialized medical and community resources in the transition from hospital to community-based care and beyond; (2) limited access to TBI experts; and (3) lack of primary care provider (PCP) knowledge about the complex needs of individuals with TBI. The study integrates medical-rehabilitation expertise with the services of resource facilitation (RF) from the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance. This intervention delivers direct clinical care remotely using telemedicine and other information and communication technology, connecting individuals with TBI, their families, and PCPs to TBIMS clinicians. The goals are to improve participation and quality of life for individuals with TBI, reduce caregiver burden and distress, and increase self-efficacy and mastery among PCPs caring for individuals with TBI and their families. The long-term goal is development of a replicable, sustainable, and cost-effective model of telemedicine care that integrates TBIMS Centers and brain injury associations nationwide to improve outcome following TBI.

Effective start/end date9/30/179/29/22


  • National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research: $2,207,500.00


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