We value your input to the Arkansas State Plan for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Please help us identify resource and service needs for those living with brain injuries. Provide your input by completing an online needs assessment. Choose a link below.

Needs Assessment for People Living with Brain Injuries, Caregivers, and Family Members

Needs Assessment for Healthcare Professionals Working with the Arkansas TBI Population

 

Click here to read the Arkansas State Plan for Traumatic Brain Injuries

 

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 Arkansas Trauma Rehabilitation Program.

 

The 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

 

Arkansas Goals:

  • Build an advisory board with survivor engagement
  • Identify and develop a plan for the underserved population living with brain injury (resources, education, etc.)
  • Build a trust fund and/or waiver program

 

Click a link below to learn more about the exciting work happening in Arkansas!

For more information about the TBI State Partnership Program (TBI SPP), contact:

Terri Imus, R.N.
Trauma Telemedicine Coordinator
PI, TBI State Partnership Program
Institute for Digital Health & Innovation
Phone: (501) 526-7180
email: imusterril@uams.edu

Kim Lamb, M.S.
Assistant Director
TBI State Partnership Program
Institute for Digital Health & Innovation
Phone: (501) 398-6031
email: kklamb@uams.edu