Traumatic Brain Injury State Partnership Program in Arkansas
• Brain injury is classified as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)
• A disability is something that negatively affects your day-to-day life in one or more ways
TBI SPP in Arkansas
In June, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living (ACL) awarded the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Institute for Digital Health & Innovation (IDHI), funding to implement the Traumatic Brain Injury State Partnership Program (TBI SPP) in Arkansas. The grant, in the amount of $150,000 per year for three years, was received in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health, and the Trauma Rehabilitation Resources Program (TRRP). In 2021, this grant was renewed for $1.5 million for the years 2021-2026.
TBI SPP Enables
Local partnerships with TBI survivors, caregivers, family members, and healthcare providers who are interested in improving the quality of life for the state’s TBI population National partnerships with other TBI SPP states, which provides benching opportunities that can help to build a stronger support infrastructure in Arkansas Collaboration with TBI SPP mentor states, which maximizes the national impact of the TBI SPP and supports the independence, well-being, and health of people with traumatic brain injuries across the lifespan, their family members, and their caregivers.
For more information about the TBI State Partnership Program (TBI SPP), contact: Amy Moses at firstname.lastname@example.org
This project was supported in part by grant number 90TBSG0026-01-00 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL Policy.