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This new Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Service (ABIOS) project was developed based on evidence gained from a 3 year participatory action research project working with two remote communities in Cape York, to develop an improved model of community based rehabilitation service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders with acquired brain injury (ABI), their families and communities. The current project aims to implement and evaluate this service model within a community in Southern Queensland.
The project aims to increase the capacity of this community to support community members with ABI and their families, through partnership with key community agencies in training and support of local health and disability workers.
It also aims to increase access to medical, rehabilitation, disability and support services for adults with ABI and their families and increase the capacity of the community by increasing knowledge of ABI, including prevention.
Abstract adapted from Queensland health
Susan Gauld or Sharon Smith
Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Service (ABIOS)
3rd Floor Buranda Centro
Corner Ipswich Road and Cornwall Street
PO Box 6053
BURANDA Qld 4102
Ph: Australia (07) 3406 2311
Fax: Australia (07) 3406 2399