LAWMAKERS HONORED: Brain Injury Efforts

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Two Iowa lawmakers left the Statehouse Friday to receive an award for their work.

Democratic senator Jack Hatch and Republican representative David Heaton received an award from the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa. The alliance says both men have shown great support for Iowans with brain injuries.

During his address, Sen. Hatch talked about the state’s mental health reform. He says the new statewide system will soon be regionally administered and locally delivered.

Hatch says this year’s work is just phase one, “The second phase is to include brain injuries and other development disabilities program so we have a real comprehensive program that will allow all Iowans a fair shot at having a life they and their friends and families have dreamt for them.”

The awards were given out during the alliance’s annual conference in West Des Moines. More than 300 health care and disabilities service professionals attended.

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