What is it?
This bill reauthorizes funding related to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) for Fiscal Years 2014-2018. The Act authorizes the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to assist States in developing and expanding service for individuals with traumatic brain injury; authorizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct surveillance, prevention and public education programs; authorizes the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct basic and applied research of traumatic brain injuries, and; authorizes HRSA to make grants for the Protection and Advocacy for Traumatic Brain Injury (PATBI) program, which provides critical advocacy services for people with TBIs.
This bill impacts federal funding for research, service programs, and grants related traumatic brain injuries.
The CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost about $74 million over the 2014-2019 period.
-The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 1.7 million people in the U.S.
sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) annually and at least 5.3 million
children and adults live with a permanent disability as a result of a TBI.
Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2014
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs relating to traumatic brain injury and to trauma research.