The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has received a Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation Partnership Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living through May 31, 2018.

Missouri’s grant may be referenced as the Missouri Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation Partnership Project. The overall goal of the project is “to improve access to comprehensive, multidisciplinary, coordinated and easy accessible systems of supports for children, youth and adults at the highest risk for Traumatic Brain Injury in Missouri.”

The target populations of the grant project are children, ages birth through 5 years, youth 6 years through 19 years, military service members and their families, and incarcerated individuals.

The grant initiatives will focus on increasing public awareness and knowledge about TBI, and enhancing service delivery systems through partnerships with agencies and organizations that serve individuals with TBI. Goals will be achieved through collaborative partnerships and by gathering information about needs from individuals living with TBI and their families.

The MO Brain Injury Advisory Council serves as the advisory body to the grant project.

If you are interested in more information about the grant, contact the TBI Grant Coordinator in the Bureau of Special Health Care Needs at 1-800-451-0669.