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).
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Advisory Board Meeting (NTAB)
NEUROTRAUMA ADVISORY BOARD
DATE: April 26, 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
|Debra Tsutsui, Branch Chief
|Ellen Sumida, Secretary
Staffing – Oahu
|Wendie Lino – Supervisor
|Sevia Seui – Office Assistant||ph. 733-2134|
|Curtis Inouye – Neurotrauma Staff
|Chelsea Ko – Neurotrauma Staff
|Michele Tong – Neurotrauma Staff
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.