The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Developing Strategies to Foster Community Integration and Participation (CIP) for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) at TIRR Memorial Hermann and Baylor College of Medicine

Mission of the Center

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Developing Strategies to Foster Community Integration and Participation (CIP) for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) was awarded to researchers at TIRR Memorial Hermann and Baylor College of Medicine by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) on October 1, 2009.

This RRTC conducts three research projects and five training projects, providing a comprehensive approach to improving participation in all areas of community integration for all persons with Traumatic Brain Injury, including minorities.

Training projects focus on increasing capacity for social networking and on providing education to persons with TBI, caregivers, and treating clinicians, in order to maximize community participation. Training is also conducted in use of the classification system to assist researchers and clinicians in allocating persons with TBI to appropriate treatments. Technical assistance activities are also conducted to improve implementation of training activities and to maximize resulting community integration.