Oregon was one of 10 states recently awarded a TBI State Partnership Mentor Grant —a cooperative agreement under the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Program. This program is funded under the Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-196).
CBIRT will serve as the lead state agency for this three-year grant. The goal of the grant program is to create and strengthen a system of services and supports that maximizes the independence, well-being, and health of people with traumatic brain injuries across the lifespan, their family members, and their support networks.
The Mentor State Grants were awarded to more established states to maintain and expand their TBI infrastructure, while also mentoring Partner State Grantees, and working together with ACL to create a national, culturally competent, person-centered professional development training infrastructure for TBI service professionals. Oregon was designated as a Mentor State in two areas: Underserved Populations and Return to Learn/Return to Play.
As part of this project David Kracke, JD, will serve as Oregon’s Brain Injury Advocate-Coordinator. This new position is the first step toward establishing a permanent Brain Injury Advocate-Coordinator Director for our state. This level of leadership is essential for Oregon to create a coordinated, person-centered system of care for all Oregonians with TBI across the lifespan.
For more information visit Administration for Community Living.
Funded by: Administration for Community Living (ACL)
Project Director: Laurie Ehlhardt Powell, PhD
Project Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-346-0595