Brain Links

Brain Injury State Partnership Grant

  • In June 2018, the Department of Health Traumatic Brain Injury Program was awarded a three-year                         Traumatic  Brain Injury State Partnership grant from the Administration of 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 state TBI Program proposed to build on the foundation of services and supports developed through a           prior Health Resources and Services Administration grant, Project BRAIN. The 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 care 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 trainings       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.
  • For a summary of the Brain Links grant please visit, Brain Links Summary
  • For a Brain Link flyer, go to Brain Links Flyer
  • For more information on Brain Links please visit,
  • To learn more about brain injury education for professionals service people with brain injury of all ages go to, Tennessee Community Snapshot.