TABLE C-1 Characteristics of State Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Programs by State, 2005

State, Lead State Agency for TBI, and Other Informationa

Federal TBI Program Grant(s) Received from HRSA

Statewide TBI Advisory Board

Alabama

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services

Population: 4,447,100

2,780 hospitalized with TBI

24,351 emergency department (ED) visits for TBI

1,630 TBI disabled

Implementation: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Post-Demonstration: 2001, 2002, 2004

Alabama’s statewide TBI advisory board was established within the Department of Rehabilitation Services in 1986. Its 35 members are appointed by the commissioner of the Department of Rehabilitation Services. Board members consist of 85% agency staff; 15% consumers/family. The board meets quarterly. It engages in advocacy, collaboration, education, planning, and the development and monitoring of the implementation of a statewide TBI action plan.

Alaska

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Population: 626,932

459 hospitalized with TBI

2,953 ED visits for TBI

177 TBI disabled

Planning: 2000, 2002

Implementation: 2003, 2004, 2005

Alaska’s statewide TBI advisory board was established within the Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities in 2000. The 20–24 board members consist of 21% agency staff; 50% consumers/family; 29% elected other members. The board has monthly teleconferences and meets quarterly. It engages in advocacy, collaboration, information/referral, planning in addition to overseeing the statewide TBI resource/needs assessment, and eventual development of a statewide TBI action plan.



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