Brain Injury Awareness Day
MARCH 10, 2021
Brain Injury Awareness Month
the 2021 way!
Via REMO and ZOOM
What is REMO?
We would love for you to join us!
Please CLICK HERE to fill out this Online Interest Form so we make sure to put you on the invitation list!
(Clicking will take you to a separate Survey Monkey site to fill in your contact and interest information.)
Once you let us know, we will be contacting you with additional event details.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT THIS VIRTUAL EVENT?
If you plan to join the virtual activities, we encourage you to contact your Delagates and Senators and invite them to visit you at your REMO table. If you do not know who your representative is or who your senators are, you may find that information by clicking HERE.
You may also consider a one on one call. Contact the Member's office. Then, ask to set up a meeting with the staff who handles appropriations or health care or disability issues. Be sure to let them know you are a constituent.
Contacting Members of the Legislature:
Remember, when contacting your Delegate or Senator to:
1. Identify yourself as a constituent. Explain that you are calling to invite him/her to the Brain Injury Awareness Day activities. Explain how brain injury affects you or your family. If you have examples of how TBI Act program funding has impacted activities and services in your State, be sure to tell them. Example:
"Hello, I am ____ and I am a constituent of your district/State, and am calling to invite you to the events sponsored by the Brain Injury Association and the Maryland TBI Advisory Board on Wednesday, March 10, 2021
If you do not have a copy of the agenda, I would be happy to provide to you either now over the phone, or by e-mail or fax. These events will feature best practices in brain injury prevention, research and services and supports offered by federal and State programs.
I would like to meet with you specifically to talk about brain injury in our State and share resources and contacts with you so that you may better help constituents who may call you seeking assistance. Also, I would like to talk to you about funding for TBI programs and the importance of state funding to help us better serve our State's citizens with TBI and their families. Will you have time to attend any of the Awareness Day events?
2. Say thank you. If you e-mail or fax your representative/senators, be sure to include your name and contact information.
Co - sponsored by:
Brain Injury Awareness Day -
Agenda for the Day
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Meeting with Legislators
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
TBI Advisory Board Meeting
Open to the Public
Information about Brain Injury in Maryland:
2021 Legislative Tracker
2019 Maryland Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board Report
(TBI) from a Resource Guide for Decision Makers - Violence & Injury Prevention
CDC Report to Congress on the
Managment of TBI in Children
* Traumatic brain injury is “an injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury [or] explosive blasts (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC).”
Moderate and severe traumatic brain injury can lead to a lifetime of physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes. Despite initial hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation services, about 50% of people with moderate or severe traumatic brain injury will experience further decline in their daily lives or die within five years of their injury.
To examine traumatic brain injury, the State Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board (TBIAB) was established in 2005 by Senate Bill 395 (Chapter 306). The Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board consists of 36 voting members charged with investigating the needs of citizens with TBI, identifying gaps in services to citizens with traumatic brain injuries, facilitating collaboration among Maryland agencies that provide services to individuals with traumatic brain injuries, facilitating collaboration among organizations and entities that provide services to individuals with traumatic brain injuries, and encouraging and facilitating community participation in program implementation.
The recommendations below are from the 2019 TBIAB Annual Report and are intended to address the service gaps and reduce the public health burden of brain injury through appropriate resource linkage, training, effective screening practices, and availability of specialized services.
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