Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council

Latest News

  • TBI Council Education and Advocacy Talking Points

  • TBI Executive Committee Meeting: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 1:00-3:00pm in the Blake West Building; AGENDA

  • TBI Council Meeting: Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 8:30-3:00pm at the Emerald Queen Conference Center; AGENDA

  • Last TBI Council Meeting Minutes; March 2, 2017

  • 2017 TBI Panel Symposium:  Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 1:00-8:00pm at EWU, Spokane; FLYER

What We Do

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

Chapter 74.31 RCW, also known as the Tommy Manning Act, addresses issues related to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The statute recognizes that current programs and services were not funded or designed to address the diverse needs of individuals with traumatic brain injuries. See Chapter 74.31 of the RCW

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.

The legislation also created the traumatic brain injury account in the state treasury. Revenue for the account is generated through a two dollar fee collected from traffic violations, and the account is used to fund the activities included in the statewide TBI comprehensive plan. 2017 to 2019 TBI Comprehensive Plan

There are currently three (4) vacant council position:

  • Social Worker or Clinical Psychologist with TBI experience

  • Non-Profit Service Organization  

  • Rehabilitation Specialist

  • Public Member with TBI Experience

If you are interested in one of these positions please complete the on-line application.