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Resolution to fund TBI Act

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Special thanks to the New Jersey State Senate for passing a resolution calling upon the United States Congress and the President to fully fund the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Act for the federal fiscal year 2007. The TBI Act is the only federal law that specifically addresses the issues faced by persons with TBI and presents a foundation for coordinated and balanced public policy in TBI prevention, education, research and community-living for persons living with a TBI and their families.

The Act appropriates $9 million to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, $15 million to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for state programs and $6 million for HRSA protection and advocacy programs, for a total of $30 million. Hopefully, other states will similarly pass resolutions calling upon Congress to fully fund the TBI Act in the new Congress.