Brain Injury Awareness Day
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Brain Injury Awareness Day -
Agenda for the Day
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Brain Injury Awareness Breakfast
House Office Building - Room 170
Come for Jay's famous scones,
stay for the raffle prizes
TBI Advisory Board Meeting
Open to the Public
Information about Brain Injury in Maryland:
2020 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 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.
TBI Advisory Board Recommendations for Maryland