The New Jersey Legislature passed a resolution, which urges Congress and the President to enact the “National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan Act of 2011 (PABI).”  The goal of the PABI Plan Act is to provide a seamless, standardized, evidence-based system of care for families who have a child or young adult with a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The Act would create a national network of 52 State Lead Centers of Excellence, one center in each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, that would have responsibility for implementing the plan based on each state’s own unique demographics, geography, laws, infrastructure, and financing.

Additionally, The Act would provide for the entire continuum of care from prevention; treatment in acute medical facilities; reintegration back into schools, communities, and homes; and, ultimately, transition into a system of greater independent living to better assist people with brain injury.