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The Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Acquired Brain Injury (OABI) is Texas' premier resource for providing education, awareness, prevention information and service referral in regards to brain injury for survivors, families and caregivers; brain injury service providers; military service members and veterans; and state, federal, local and private agencies.

Raise Awareness

HHS raises awareness of brain injuries to improve the quality of life of those living with one and with the goal of preventing future brain injuries.

Want to inspire change by becoming an ambassador for brain injury awareness? Start by downloading our stakeholder awareness flier. We also have other free awareness materials available to you.

These free resources can help you raise awareness about brain injury in your own community. You can download and print copies at home or at your local print shop, or order copies from us directly.

HHS wants to hear about your projects and offer you support in your awareness raising activities. Let us know what you are up to in your community by emailing us at OABI@hhsc.state.tx.us or calling 512-706-7191

Prevention

The leading causes of brain injury often are preventable. We develop and implement awareness campaigns as well as educational and prevention programs to reduce the number of brain injuries sustained in Texas. The OABI team stays current on public health trends, evidence-based programs and promising practices, such as the Period of PURPLE Crying and ATeamV, as well as national prevention efforts and educational programs such as the CDC's HEADS UP concussion trainings.

Education

Education can not only teach people how to prevent a brain injury, but it also can help people who have an injury lead a high quality life. Whether you or a loved one have just been diagnosed with a brain injury or you are a professional seeking more training, we are here to support you as you explore the world of brain injury.

Resource Facilitation

The OABI ensures brain injury survivors and their families find the resources they need. The OABI team provides the highest level of personal attention to help people navigate the maze of services and supports in Texas and to connect people with the resources they are seeking. If you or someone you know is needing guidance and information regarding a brain injury, you may contact us by email or phone.

Currently, the brain injury resources portion of our website is being updated. We apologize for the inconvenience and would like to encourage you to contact us if you are looking for resources. We would also like to know if you know of any great brain injury resources in your area.