Traumatic Brain Injury

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs when the brain has been damaged by blow or injury to the head. This injury can result in both physical and mental limitations, The Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services provides resources to North Carolina citizens affected by TBI.

Brain Injury Advisory Council

The Council reviews the definition of brain injury and the issues involved in expanding the definition of brain injury to include acquired brain injury rather than just traumatic brain injury.

Updates to the Original Statute

Federal TBI Grant

The North Carolina TBI Program has been awarded a 4 year grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services focusing on integrated care. The four main components of the grant are:

  • Update NC’s TBI Needs and Resources Assessment as well as update and modernize the present Information and Referral System and website at the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
  • Initiate a TBI screening process at pilot sites in both primary and behavioral health care settings
  • Hire a Neuro-Resource Facilitator who will be available to advise care coordinators, case managers and others within both systems about the needs and resources for individuals with TBI and their families
  • Offer statewide training regarding TBI for the behavioral health and primary care systems

Training Resources

Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
Traumatic Brain Injury and Public Services in NC


TBI services are offered at your local management entity (LME) office.

TBI Manager
Phone: 919-715-1294

Statewide Family Help Lines

Main Phone Line: 1-800-377-1464
Raleigh: 1-919-833-9634
Charlotte: 1-704-355-1502
Greenville: 1-800-697-3115
Asheville: 1-866-890-7801