The kickoff TBI Tuesday session will focus on Underserved Populations. Reyma McCoy-McDeid, the newly appointed Commissioner of the ACL Administration on Disabilities will provide opening remarks. Two TBI State Partnership Program state grantees (Oregon and West Virginia) will introduce the Rural Outreach Toolkit and a person with TBI will share their outreach experience. We’ll also hear from our federal partner from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (invited) regarding rural and frontier populations. After the break and during the facilitated discussion, attendees will engage with session speakers regarding feedback on the Rural Outreach Toolkit, and two individuals with a TBI from the TBI Advisory and Leadership Group (TAL-Group) will share their personal experiences and discuss engagement and cultural competency practices for underserved populations.
In observance of Brain Injury Awareness Month this year and in lieu of the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) annual in-person Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Stakeholder Day, we are hosting virtual TBI Tuesdays during the months of March and April. With an overarching focus on equity, each TBI Tuesday session highlights the work of the TBI State Partnership Program (https://tbi.acl.gov/Program-partnership) grantee workgroups and their resources for stakeholders, federal partners, and will involve individuals with brain injury. We have structured each TBI Tuesday session to include panel discussions, question and answer sessions, and generous breaks in between.
Each TBI Tuesday session will be live-captioned and ASL-interpreted. If you require additional accommodations to participate or if you have any questions about the sessions, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.