*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.

Hawai‘i Pacific Gerontological Society
19th HPGS Biennial Conference

September 12-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

Please register now before the early bird registration ends on this Monday August 8th at a rate of $295.00 for both days and includes 2-year membership. Click for more info.


For more information, contact Shannon Miyazaki at
shannon@plazaassistedliving.org  or 808-833-8880


AHA Stroke Hero

Ka Wai Ola Stroke Awareness Feature – May 2016

For more information, visit www.StrokeAssociation.org/StrokeHero

American Stroke Month 2016 

Messaging and Campaign Activation Toolkit- Healthcare Professionals 

Thank you for supporting American Stroke Month in May. As a healthcare professional, you are the health influencers who make close connections with your community. You build relationships and promote lifestyle changes. You are stroke heroes and we need you to help us teach America that:

Most strokes are preventable. 

  •  80% of strokes are preventable.
  •  What’s good for your heart is good for your brain.

Stroke is largely treatable. 

  •  The faster you are treated, the more likely you are to recover without permanent disability.
  •  Most patients must be evaluated and treated within 3 to 4.5 hours of symptom onset.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association humbly ask that you share the resources within this toolkit in your patient and staff networks in effort to support our mission building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Together, we can end stroke!

Follow “Life’s Simple 7” to Prevent Stroke 

5 Things to Know about Stroke Infographic 

Stroke Hero FAST Flyers – featuring survivors Stefan Reisch & Rachel Castro!

F.A.S.T. “Badge Buddy” Template

F.A.S.T. Handout

FULL Stroke Month Community Toolkit 

FULL World Hypertension Day Toolkit (5/17) 

Even MORE tools available at www.strokeassociation.org/strokehero and www.strokeassociation.org/resources. And check back on May 16 for the Acute Ischemic Stroke Toolkit especially for health care professionals! 

Our Office Has Moved

Our New Location at
Diamond Head Health Center:

Developmental Disabilities Division
Community Resources Branch
Neurotrauma Supports
3627 Kilauea Avenue

Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Neurotrauma Helpline (Oahu): 733-2155
Send:Neurotrauma E-mail Messages

BRAIN HEALTH – Administration for Community Living


Brain Health: You Can Make a Difference!

This webpage offers evidence-based resources that can help professionals, older adults, and people with disabilities promote brain health. You can use the resources to educate yourself and others.

  • Brain Health Basics. Learn and teach others about the risks related to brain health and how to reduce them.
  • Brain Injury. Learn and teach others about how to prevent brain injury and how to get help if you do have one.
  • Dementia. Learn how to create “dementia-capable” long-term services and supports at the state and local levels to help people who have Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.



DATE: August 26, 2016
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: ICSD Wailuku Video Conference Center, 54 S. High St.
Click to view Agenda
Click to view past meeting’s Minutes

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.