Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury to the head arising from a blunt or penetrating trauma that causes damage to the brain such as when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue. TBI can also be caused from acceleration-deceleration forces.
Spinal Cord Injury
An injury that stems from a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures, dislocates, crushes, or compresses one or more vertebrae. Additional damage can occur over the following days or weeks due to bleeding, swelling, inflammation and fluid accumulation in or around the spinal cord.
Stroke is the #1 cause of chronic disability and #3 cause of death in Hawaii (State of Hawaii Department of Health, 2017).
In 2014, 3.1% of the population (over 43,000 people) of Hawai’i indicated they had been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that they had a stroke (Hawai’i Health Data Warehouse, 2014).
PROCEDURE FOR NEUROTRAUMA SPECIAL FUND REQUESTS
Per Chapter 321H-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS): The Neurotrauma Special Fund (NSF) shall be used for funding and contracting for the services relating to neurotrauma as follows:
(1) Education on neurotrauma
(2) Assistance to individuals and families to identify and obtain access to services
(3) Creation of a registry of neurotrauma injuries within the State to identify incidence, prevalence, individual needs, and related information
Resources / Articles
Advisory Board Meeting (STBIAB)
STATE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY ADVISORY BOARD
DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 CANCELLED
TIME: 1:30 – 4:00 pm
*The next meeting is scheduled for January 14, 2020.
Honolulu: 3627 Kilauea Avenue, Room 104
Advisory Board Meeting (NTAB)
NEUROTRAUMA ADVISORY BOARD
DATE: October 25, 2019
TIME: 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Honolulu: Kalanimoku Bldg., 1151 Punchbowl St., Basement
Hilo: State Office Building, 75 Aupuni St., Basement
Lihue: State Office Building, 3060 Eiwa St.
Wailuku: State Office Building, 54 South High St.
Department of Health
Developmental Disabilities Division
Community Resources Branch
3627 Kilauea Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Island of Hawaii (Toll Free): 974-4000, enter ext. 32155
Maui (Toll Free): 984-2400 enter ext. 32155
Kauai (Toll Free): 274-3141 enter ext. 32155
Molokai & Lanai (Toll Free): 1-800-468-4644 enter ext. 32155
Administration – Oahu
|Wendie Lino – Acting Branch Chief
|Ellen Sumida, Secretary
Staffing – Oahu
|Chelsea Ko – Acting Supervisor
|Sevia Seui – Office Assistant|
Hawai’i Neurotrauma Registry Project
The Neurotrauma Registry is a voluntary database of Hawaii residents with neurotrauma injury (Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury or Stroke). Funded by the Department of Health, the State of Hawaii currently has limited information about how many people are living with neurotrauma injury and what their needs are. A registry would provide lawmakers, medical providers and researchers the information they need to better serve these individuals.