Neurotrauma Home

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Our Mission

To develop, implement, and monitor a comprehensive system of statewide supports to address the needs of people with neurotrauma injury and their families.

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Living with Neurotrauma

In Hawai’i, neurotrauma injury is seen as a severe and chronic disability of a person that is attributable to an injury to the central nervous system, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury or stroke, and is likely to continue indefinitely.

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We are Neurotrauma Supports of the State of Hawai’i Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Division. We provide leadership through community partnerships to promote neurotrauma injury prevention programs, education and public awareness.

The Neuro-Huddle: Addressing the Concussion Crisis in Football

Who: John Wilbur Legacy Fund

What: Neuro-Huddle 2015

When: January 23, 2015, from 9 am to 5 pm

Where: University of Hawaii, Stan Sheriff Center, Ed Wong Hospitality Room

Fom More Information link: 
Neuro Huddle 2015 Press Release


Advisory Board Meeting

DATE: October 23, 2014
TIME:   1:30 – 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Video Conference Center
Honolulu: Kalanimoku Bldg., 1151 Punchbowl Street, Basement
Hilo: State Office Building, 75 Aupuni St., Basement
Lihue: State Office Building, 3060 Eiwa St.
Wailuku: Judiciary Building, 2145 Main St., 1st Floor



DATE: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
TIME:   6:00 – 8:00 pm
PLACE: Rehab Hospital of the Pacific, Wo Conference Rm. #4


DATE: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
TIME:   6:00 – 8:00 pm
PLACE: Rehab Hospital of the Pacific, Wo Conference Rm. #4


DATE: Saturday, May 3, 2014
TIME:   1:00 – 3:00 pm
PLACE: Rehab Hospital of the Pacific, Wo Conference Rm. #4
SPEAKER/TOPIC: Dr. Thomas Harding, Neuropsychologist – How to Prevent Alzheimers
SPEAKER/TOPIC: Debbie Imada, Epilepsy Foundation – How Karate Has Helped Her   
Hope you can all join us at any or all of the meetings. Please note that we are still holding our meetings at Rehab Hospital for May and June. For the month of JULY, due to construction on the Ground Floor of Rehab Hospital, we will be holding our meetings at the new BIA-HI Office on 200 N. Vineyard Blvd. (corner of Aala St.), 2nd Floor. Then, starting August, we will be back at Rehab Hospital for our meetings. For any questions, please call me at 521-7721. Thanks. –Lyna

What We Do

  • We maintain a Statewide Telephone Helpline for information and referral.
  • Provide assistance to neurotrauma injury survivors and their families to identify and obtain access to services.
  • Maintain a Neurotrauma website providing information on frequently asked questions, resources on the various islands and a current calendar of events.
  • Produce and distribute a quarterly Neurotrauma newsletter. Call or e-mail us to join our mailing list! We provide educational and public awareness sessions and materials, through partnerships with other public and private organizations.
  • Provide administrative and technical support to the State TBI and Neurotrauama Advisory Boards.
  • Coordinate and monitor the Neurotrauma Special Fund. Assess the needs and concerns of neurotrauma injury survivors, their families, service providers, and other community stakeholders in order to develop the most responsive system of supports.