Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council

The Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory
Council (TBI Council) was created to support the TBI community (RCW 74.31). It consists of 25 members from public and private sectors, individuals with TBI and their family members, medical and human service providers, caregivers, sovereign tribal nations, and state agencies.

The TBI Council partners with and advises the Department of Social and Health Services and other state agencies to:

  • Spread awareness and education about TBI and prevention.
  • Identify and advise on needs and gaps in TBI services, resources, and programs.
  • Create partnerships and coordinate across public/private sectors.

The TBI Council believes both comprehensive, and healthy community planning, is needed to best serve the needs of our TBI communities in Washington state. Updated every two years, the Comprehensive Plan is a roadmap addressing the unique needs of residents impacted by TBI. 

DSHS and the TBI Council are committed to supporting the TBI community by continually adjusting and evolving with data-driven planning, strategic partnerships and building a strong foundation that provides statewide support. 

TBI Council Comprehensive Statewide Plan 

TBI Council Cornerstones Framework of Focus

Revenue is generated through a $5 fee collected from traffic infractions managed by DSHS.

Washington State Board Appointments 

The TBI Council serves in a strategic partnership advisory capacity to the Governor, the Legislature, and the Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services. Apply to serve 

TBI Council sponsored studies, reports, research

The Lived Experiences with Traumatic Brain Injury - Eastern Washington University (2017)

Assessing the Behavior and needs of Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury in Washington State Prisons - (PDF) Washington State University (2016) 

Washington State TBI Strategic Partnerships Advisory Council Meetings 

February 1, 2024, 9 - 11 AM - Virtual, Link and Agenda posted prior to the meeting