The mission of the Brain Injury Program is to advance prevention and treatment that will improve the lives of Ohioans impacted by brain injury. The Brain Injury Program of Ohio recognizes brain injury as a major public health problem that contributes to preventable loss of life and disability. The Program seeks to assure that individuals with brain injury and their families have access to relevant information, quality health care and an effective system of services and supports.

Guiding Values

  • Brain injury is recognized as a major public health and disability issue and, as lead agency, we “own” responsibility for addressing it.
  • The emphasis is on identification of key stakeholders, strong advocates, and reliable and sufficient data to address brain injury in Ohio.
  • An ongoing Needs and Resources Assessment process that routinely identifies the issues confronted by individuals with brain injury and their families and the resources available to them is vital.
  • Valid and meaningful information about the complex issues of brain injury and its lifelong effects improves the decisions made by all stakeholders.
  • A critical focal point is to develop and maintain a collaborative body of stakeholders in Ohio, including consumers, caregivers, professionals, state agencies, and the Brain Injury Association of Ohio.

BIAC-BIP 2022 State Plan Open for Public Comment

In 2013, the BIP and BIAC were moved to The Ohio State University College of Medicine to allow leadership from medical experts. To reinvigorate the program’s activities a strategic plan was developed to address Ohioans living with the effects of brain injury. That plan addressed activities into 2020. Starting in 2019, the BIAC and BIP embarked on a new strategic planning process that will guide our work from 2020 to 2025. This strategic plan contains 5 overarching goals:

Goal 1: Have good data for statewide planning and evaluation

Goal 2: Have a workforce of healthcare and social service providers who understand brain injury and can adapt their treatment to better serve persons with a history of brain injury.

Goal 3: Advocate for use of best practices for accommodating the effects of brain injury encountered in specific service delivery and support systems.

Goal 4: Increase awareness of the issues faced by persons with brain injury and their families.

Goal 5: Create the infrastructure for strategic plan implementation

Recently, the BIP and BIAC submitted a new report on our 2020-2025 strategic plan, the state plan for 2022, which presents these objectives and tactics that are slated for continuation, initiation and/or completion in 2022. These tactics will define the work conducted by the BIP staff and BIAC in the coming year.

Please review the PDF file of our state plan and fill out this short survey.

PDF 2022 State Plan – (external link)
Digitally Accessible Version of 2022 State Plan – (external link)
Surveymonkey – (external link)

Please reach out to brei.miller@osumc.edu or call (614) 293-8879 for further questions or accessibility accommodation requests.

Brain Injury Advisory Committee

Ohio Brain Injury Advisory Committee (BIAC) is a statewide advisory board made up of 10-12 individuals representing specific membership categories as defined in ORC Section 3335.61. These seats are held by members who are appointed by the Dean of the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for 2-year, renewable terms. Appointed members are joined by the Director, or designee, of the following state departments: Department of Health, Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Department of Medicaid, Department of Developmental Disabilities, Department of Job and Family Services, Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Department of Education, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, and the Department of Aging. Additionally, honorary members and volunteers also serve on the BIAC.

Interested in joining us for a meeting? These are held from 10 am - 2 pm in the SPHINX Centennial Leadership Suite, 2nd Floor of the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43210.

BIAC meeting dates are:

January 20, 2022
April 21, 2022
July 21, 2022
October 20, 2022

January 19, 2023
April 20, 2023
July 27, 2023
October 19, 2023

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Brei Miller at brei.miller@osumc.edu or 614-293-8879. Requests made within 10 business days will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

Staff

John D. Corrigan, PhD
614-293-3830
Corrigan.1@osu.edu

Monica Lichi, PC, MBA, CCRP
614-293-3802
Monica.Lichi@osumc.edu

Brei Miller, MA, AT, CSCS
614-283-8879
Brei.Miller@osumc.edu 

Amy Lawson, MSN, RN
614-366-3877
Amy.Lawson@osumc.edu