TBI Advisory Board 

 

The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Department of Health was established in August 2001 by the Secretary of Health as a requirement of the Health Resources and Services Administration Federal TBI Planning Grant and Federal Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 1996 (42 U.S.C.A. 300d - 52 et seq.)

 

The Board consists of 25 members. The current Chairperson of the Board is a TBI family member.  Additional board members include family members of TBI survivors; individuals living with a TBI; representatives from the Departments of Aging, Public Welfare, Labor and Industry, Insurance, Health, Corrections and Education; representatives from the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (PARF), Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania (BIAPA), and community-based organizations in TBI service provision and advocacy.

 

Appointed Members serve on the Board for up to three years.

 

The Board provides advice and expertise to the Pennsylvania Department of Health in the determination of service and support needs of individuals with TBI and the implementation of services to those individuals and their families.  The Board plays an integral role in making recommendations regarding future activities to be placed in the TBI State Action Plan thereby improving access to TBI services in Pennsylvania through information and education.