Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Resources Washington State

Latest News

  • TBI Council Meeting: Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 from 8:30-3:00pm at the Emerald Queen Conference Center; AGENDA

  • Washington State 2020 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference, Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 and Thursday, April 16th, 2020 at the Hotel Murano, Tacoma, Washington Save the Date Flyer, Registration

  • TBI Council Education and Advocacy Talking Points      

  • Do you help someone who has a TBI? Click on this link to find information and resources for Caregivers:  Lifespan Respite Washington                                                                                         

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. 2019 to 2020 TBI Comprehensive Plan. If you are interested in a position, please complete the on-line application.

 

Resources:

Brain Energy Support Team (BEST)

Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA): 

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA)