COVID-19 Update

For the time being, COVID-19 is affecting TBI services.

TBI staff will remain available to you. You can email or call us. Please reach out if you have questions or needs.

Funds For You (FFY). TBI Clients are still able to work with their TBI Social Worker to submit and apply for FFY, we are just limiting home visits, and travel for our staff, so all FFY applications will need to be submitted via e-mail, mail, or planned ahead with your TBI Social Worker.

We want to make sure everyone is safe and healthy.

Training & Presentations: TBI has canceled all in-person trainings and presentations. TBI can offer trainings from a distance using Zoom. Zoom is a remote video platform. If you would like to schedule a training, please contact us. Also, keep checking back as we schedule online training opportunities.

Remember: The TBI staff are still here to support you in navigating life after a TBI. Please call or e-mail us, and we will be happy to be creative in ways to best support your needs.

Phone: 304-290-7412
Email: TBI@hsc.wvu.edu or Miranda.Talkington@hsc.wvu.edu

The West Virginia Traumatic Brain Injury Registry has the dual purpose of capturing injury data and enhancing services to survivors. The registry is written into WV Code §18-10A-15.

§18-10A-15. Establishment of a central registry of traumatic head injury; acute care facility required to report head injury.

(a) The Center for Excellence in Disabilities shall maintain a central registry of persons who sustain severe head injury other than through disease, whether or not permanent disability results, in order to facilitate the provision of appropriate services through referral and collaboration with the division and other state agencies for such persons.

(b) The current acute care facility shall report to the Center for Excellence in Disabilities by the most expeditious means within seven days after identification of any person sustaining such an injury. The report shall contain the name and residence of the person and the name of the current acute care facility.

The registry is managed by James Akkidas, an epidemiologist specializing in traumatic brain injury. For more information on the registry or to request data on traumatic brain injury, please contact James as james.akkidas@hsc.wvu.edu.