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Capitol Correspondence - 12.03.18

ANCOR Sends Congress Letter of Support for Bill Supporting Traumatic Brain Injury

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On November 27, 2018 ANCOR sent the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) a letter expressing support for the renewal of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program Reauthorization Act of 2018. This is a bill that provides states support to meet the needs of individuals who have experienced TBI.

As written in the letter:

“The TBI Act is the only federal legislation that specifically assists states and other entities to develop and expand service delivery systems, and provide needed advocacy to meet the needs and protect the rights of individuals who have sustained a TBI and their families. TBI is a leading cause of death and disability among young Americans and continues to be one of the signature injuries of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  From the battlefield to the football field, American adults, youth and children sustain TBIs at an alarming rate.  Federal assistance through TBI Act programs continues to be necessary to address this growing population.”