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Brain Injury State Partnership Grant: Brain Links

In June 2018, the Department of Health Traumatic Brain Injury Program was awarded a three-year Traumatic Brain Injury State Partnership Program grant from the Administration on Community living to create and strengthen a system of services and supports that maximizes the independence, well-being and health of people with TBI across the lifespan. 

The Tennessee TBI Program proposed to build on the foundation of services and supports developed through our prior Health Resources and Services Administration grant, entitled Project BRAIN. That grant had the overall goal of improving educational outcomes for children with brain injuries in Tennessee by providing education and training for educators, families and health professionals who support students with TBI. 

In addition to enhancing the existing system of services and supports, the objectives of Brain Links will also address person-centered planning and development of a trained TBI workplace. The Brain Links staff is a statewide team of brain injury specialists that can equip professionals with current, research-based training and tools to enhance their ability to serve people with TBI. Grant partnerships include the Tennessee Disability Coalition, Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Tennessee Department of Education.