Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
Since 1993 the Minnesota Department of Health has been mandated by state statute to maintain a repository of all hospitalized cases of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury in Minnesota. The Injury and Violence Prevention Unit is also required to send a letter to all persons who have been reported, giving them information about resources for traumatic brain injury. The Unit analyzes the data in the registry to determine appropriate community-specific intervention strategies and to identify service needs and gaps.
Getting Better After Traumatic Brain Injury or Concussion
Use this brochure to learn how to continue living with a traumatic brain injury; and look over the checklist of symptoms that may help your doctor in diagnosing a concussion or traumatic brain injury:
Minnesota Services and Agencies That Can Help: Access this list to find resources that can help people with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.
Letter to Survivors
Read the letter mailed by the Department of Health to survivors of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury.
Facts on Traumatic Brain Injury, Minnesota
Emergency Department-treated Traumatic Brain Injury, Minnesota 1998-2003 (PDF: 708KB/28 pages): Documents the first Minnesota analysis of emergency department incidents of brain injuries.
Nonfatal Hospitalized Traumatic Brain Injury, Minnesota 1998-2003 (PDF: 241KB/28 pages) : Reviews six years of data from 133 hospitals about the causes of traumatic brain injuries - primarily motor vehicle crashes and falls - and the role of alcohol and protective equipment.
Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury in Minnesota, 1993-1997: Fatal and Hospitalized: Summarizes characteristics of Minnesotans who were injured or died due to a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury.
Incidence of Central Nervous System Injury (PDF: 8KB/1 pages): Details intent and cause of central nervous system injuries sustained by Minnesota residents between 1993 and 1997, which resulted in hospitalization or death.
*There may be links on this site that are external to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The MDH is not responsible for the content of external sites, nor does it endorse or guarantee the services or information described or offered on external sites.
- Brainline Military : An online service to help service members - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, and Reserve - and veterans with brain injury and their families. www.brainlinemilitary.org
- Traumatic Brain and SpinalCord Injury in Minnesota, 1993-1997: Fatal and Hospitalized : Summarizes characteristics of Minnesotans who were injuried or died due to a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury. www.health.state.mn.us/injury/pub/tbi9397/index.cfm
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