March 26, 2019

Resources, Advocacy and Funding for People with Traumatic Brain Injury and their Families


Traumatic Brain Injury offers a listing of Iowa resources and organizations which provide information, referrals, education, advocacy and support for those suffering from a traumatic brain injury or a family member, spose, or friend of someone who has had a traumatic brain injury. Working your way through the maze of advocacy, resources and funding for acquired brain injury can be a confusing and time-consuming process. This resource sheet was developed to assist you, by putting all of the information, by state and category, in one place. Feel free to print this information and keep it with your important papers–this information may help you today and you may need it in the future!

Resources for Support:

Brain Injury Association of Iowa
2100 Kimball Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50702
(319)272-2312 Phone
(800)475-4442 Toll Free
(319)272-2109 Fax
Web site:
President: Julie Dixon

Iowa Association of Community Providers
7025 Hickman Road; Suite 5
Urbandale, IA 50322
Phone: (515) 270-9495

Resources for Advocacy:

Brain Injury Program Manager
Iowa Department of Public Health
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
Contact: Megan Hartwig
(515) 281-8465

Iowa Protection & Advocacy
Service, Inc.
3015 Merle Hay Road – Suite 6
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 278-2502
Fax: (515) 278-0571

Iowa Protection & Advocacy
400 East Court Avenue Suite 300
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 278-2502
Toll Free: (800) 779-2502

Iowa Advisory Council on Brain Injuries
Megan Hartwig, Brain Injury Program Manager
Iowa Department of Public Health
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
Phone: (515) 281-8465

The Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council
617 East Second Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 281.9082
Toll Free: (800) 452-1936

Resources for Funding:

Brain Injury Medicaid Waiver Program
Iowa Medicaid Enterprise
Long Term Care Unit
Iowa Department of Public Health

Iowa Division of Vocational
Rehabilitation Services
Department of Education
510 East 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-4211
(800) 532-1486
Contact person: Administrator

Division of Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities
Department of Human Services
Hoover State Office Bldg
1305 East Walnut St.
Des Moines, IA 50319-0114
(515) 281-3573