What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by physical trauma resulting from, but not limited to, incidents involving motor vehicles, sporting events, falls, and physical assaults. A TBI shall be of sufficient severity to result in impairments in one or more of the following areas: cognition; language memory; attention; reasoning; abstract thinking; judgment; problem solving; sensory, perceptual, and motor abilities; psychosocial behavior; physical functions; or information processing. The term does not apply to brain injuries that are congenital or degenerative, or to brain injuries induced by birth trauma. Acquired brain injury, stroke, or mental health issues with no TBI do not fall under this definition.  

TBI can impact anyone, in any area, of the state. The planning, coordination, and delivery of services must consider diverse communities across the lifespan. Most common causes of TBI are falls, firearm injury, motor vehicle crash, or an assault

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Partner Resources 

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