Senate Committee Reauthorizes TBI Program

Senate Committee Reauthorizes TBI Program

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The United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) recently held an executive session and voted to advance S.3657 – the Traumatic Brain Injury Program Reauthorization Act of 2018. The bill included some increased funding (from $5,500,000 to $7,321,000 for 2020 through 2014) and reauthorized the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Grant Program, which is administered by the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

The bill also created and funded a national concussion data collection and analysis program through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine the prevalence and incidence of concussion. Contact Melissa Dehoff, RCPA Director of Rehabilitation Services, with questions.

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