Brain Links is a statewide team of brain injury specialists who equip professionals with current, brain injury research-based training and tools to enable them to better serve people with brain injury of all ages.
The TN Department of Health Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program staff are available to response to question, make referrals and provide education and training. Initial contact to the TBI Program can be the first link in a chain of support for people with brain injury and their family members.
The Tennessee Department of Health TBI Program has teamed up with Get Schooled on Concussions to bring every educator the tools & resources to support children with concussion/TBI
Brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Every 9 seconds someone in the U.S. sustains a brain injury. More than 3.6 million people sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) each year. At least 2.8 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year.
At least 5.3 million Americans live with a TBI-related disability. That's one in every 60 people.
National Concussion Awareness Month features National Falls Prevention Week (September 20-24, 2021).
Explore resources from the National Council of Aging (NCOA), who leads the ACL funded National Falls Prevention Resource Center. They are:
1. Hosting a Fire and Falls Webinar Series: Engaging Fighters and EMS for Falls Prevention. You can learn more about the webinar series and register for the webinars by visiting the following link: https://www.ncoa.org/article/fire-and-falls-webinar-series-engaging-firefighters-and-ems-for-falls-prevention
2. Falls Prevention Awareness Week Toolkit that includes digital and printable assets that can be used to generate engagement. The assets include conversation guides, customizable posters, flyers, banners, etc. You can download the toolkit from this link: https://www.ncoa.org/article/falls-prevention-awareness-week-toolkit
Brain Links is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Grant No. 90TBSG0051-01-00 and in part by the TN Department of Health, Traumatic Brain Injury Program.
The Tennessee 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. This link provides additional information on the Administration For Community Living, Traumatic Brain Injury State Partnership Program (TBI SPP).