Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council

The Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council (TBI Council) was created to bring together expertise from the public and private sector to address needs and gaps in services and information sharing.  Members are from public and private, individuals with TBI, medical professionals, human service providers, caregivers, and state agencies. (RCW 74.31)

The council’s mission is to strategically partner with, and advise, DSHS and other state agencies on resources, services, and systems that impact people with TBI, caregivers, providers, and the citizens of the state.

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 is focused on four Cornerstones

  • Cornerstone: Institutional Awareness and Capacity
    Build commitment and responsiveness within governance institutions and leadership.
  • Cornerstone: Strategic Partnerships and Advisement  
    Engage in partnerships and learning to promote equity, belonging, and positive community norms for injury and violence prevention. 
  • Cornerstone: Professional Development and Workforce Transformation  
    Expand learning opportunities for students, workforces, caregivers, and communities. 
  • Cornerstone: Community-Based Support and Resilience
    Increase awareness, prevention, recovery, and resilience around TBI, injury and violence, and access to resources.

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)

Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury in Public Schools - The Teach TBI Project - Washington State Needs - University of Washington Harborview Injury and Prevention Research Center (2015)

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 

Feb 3, 2023, 9 - 11 AM - Virtual, Link and Agenda posted prior to the meeting