TBI Washington State Advisory Council

The Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council was created from House Bill 2055 approved by the Washington State Legislature in 2007. 

The intent of the statute is to bring together expertise from the public and private sector to address the needs and gaps in services for this community. This was carried out by creating the Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council (TBI Council).

The council is composed of 25 members from the public and private sector and includes individuals with TBI, medical professionals serving individuals living with TBI, human service providers, family members of individuals with TBI, caregivers serving individuals with TBI and state agency representatives.

RCW - Chapter 74.31

 

TBI Council Comprehensive Plan

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) alters the lives of individuals living in Washington State. National estimates indicate that there are nearly 145,000 individuals living with TBI-related disabilities in Washington. The comprehensive statewide plan included in this report to the Legislature addresses the unique needs of Washington State citizens living with, or affected by, TBI.

The TBI Council and the Department of Social and Health Services have collaborated to develop the following recommendations:

  1. Continue with the foundational activities outlined in Chapter 74.31 RCW: Information & Referral, Public Awareness, TBI-related Support Groups and activities of the Council;
  2. Improve coordination of policies, programs, and services;
  3. Establish partnership agreements with the private sector, state agencies, schools, tribal governments, federal government and others to develop integrated services; and
  4. Address other areas of focus including systemic reform and self-advocacy.

The comprehensive statewide plan was accomplished by volunteers who were willing to share their expertise in an effort to better the lives of Individuals living with TBI and their families. The hard work of these individuals and the ongoing funding of the TBI account by the Washington State Legislature has a significant and positive impact on individuals living with TBI.

The legislation also created the traumatic brain injury account in the state treasury. Revenue for the account is generated through a five dollar fee collected from traffic violations, and the account is used to fund the activities included in the RCW and the statewide TBI comprehensive plan.

2019 to 2020 TBI Comprehensive Plan

 

TBI Washington State Board Appointments

Serve in an advisory capacity to the Governor, the Legislature, and the Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services by bringing together expertise from the public and private sector to help address the diverse needs of individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Additional information about Application to a Washington State Board or Commission can be found below:

Boards and Commissions – Apply to Serve On-line Application
Boards and Commissions Handbook