Older adults have the highest rates of traumatic brain injury (TBI) - related hospitalizations, with a leading cause being from falls. Recognizing this connection, the Older Americans Act Reauthorization of 2020 allows States to use Older Amercans Act funding for TBI screenings. This webinar provides an overview of the magnitude of the connection between older adult falls and brain injury, and provides stories from two states who have trained aging professionals on screening protocols.


  • Rebeccah Wolfkiel, MPP, Executive Director, National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA)
  • Monica A. Lichi, MS, MBA, CCRP, Director, Ohio Brain Injury Program, Director, Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation, College of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Gabriela Lawrence-Soto, Grant - Project Manager, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, Community Based Services Department, Statewide Head Injury Program