In the United States, at least 3.2 million people live with a serious disability or a limitation in the daily activities they can perform as a result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Seeing the overwhelming need for coordinated services and support for state programs, the federal government started the Traumatic Brain Injury Program.
The goal of the Traumatic Brain Injury Program offered by the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration is to remove barriers to access to TBI care. The federal program aims to help individuals get the correct diagnosis and the correct care by providing State Implementation Partnership Grants. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services , the states that can receive a grant must have or develop a “(1) statewide advisory board, (2) lead state agency for TBI, (3) statewide needs and resources assessment, and (4) comprehensive state action plan.” California was granted a State Implementation Partnership Grant in 2006 and received $453,936 as part of the program from 2006 – 2009.
The Traumatic Brain Injury Program provides resources and support for individuals and families living with the limitations or disabilities caused by TBIs. The federal brain injury program’s website offers additional resources for families, including federal publications, archived educational programs and outside resources.
Families and individuals living with traumatic brain injuries in California can also find a number of resources for living with and recovering from a traumatic brain injury throughout the Ernst Law Group website. If you have questions about the state and federal resources available to your family, or would like to explore what additional legal options you have after suffering a TBI caused by an accident or another person’s action, call us today. We offer free consultations and are happy to help.