On July 11, 2011, BIAA and NASHIA met with representatives from HRSA to follow up on the development of a Federal TBI Program long-range plan. After completion of a June interagency meeting called by HRSA including agencies that administer TBI programs such as DOD, VA, HHS, Department of Education and more, HRSA reported that important work was completed to coordinate efforts and stamp out program duplication.

In the coming weeks, HRSA plans to work with BIAA and NASHIA to coordinate a second meeting including brain injury survivors, BIA state affiliates, caregivers and family members to move further in laying out the Federal TBI Program's long-range plan. HRSA is also committed to working with stakeholders to ensure positive changes for both the agency and the brain injury community in the 2012 TBI Act reauthorization.