Someone in Tennessee sustains a brain injury every 9 seconds.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force.

Brain injury is not an event or an outcome. It is the start of an often misdiagnosed, misunderstood, underfunded neurological disease.

More about Brain Injury
6,000
Traumatic brain injury-related hospitalizations or deaths are reported annually in Tennessee.
20,000
Tennesseans receive treatment for traumatic brain injury every year.
$
600,000
-
$
1,875,000
The estimated lifetime costs of caring for a survivor of a severe traumatic brain injury.
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How to Help

Advocacy starts now. Brain injury remains an under-resourced issue in Tennessee, with many gaps in funding and services.

Whether you or a loved one have been impacted by TBI, or you just want to help support efforts for change, Brain Injury Association of Tennessee is the hub-and-spoke network of advocates in our state.

Join our efforts today.

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The Brain Injury Association of Tennessee is committed to improving the quality of life of individuals, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals impacted by brain injury by providing critical information, education, support, prevention, and advocacy through community-based, state, and national resources.