About the Council

The Arizona Governor's Council on Spinal and Head Injuries works to enhance the health, safety, and quality of life for children and adults with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and their families.

The Council:

  • Develops plans for projects and programs focusing on client services, prevention, and education,

  • Advises state agencies on the needs of people with spinal cord and brain injuries,

  • Supports, sponsors, or collaborates to provide programs that assist people with spinal cord and brain injuries, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

  • Serves as a resource for information about spinal cord and brain injuries.


The Governor of Arizona appoints Council members. By law, they include:

  • Individuals with spinal cord and head injuries and family members,

  • Physicians and other healthcare professionals who work with people with spinal cord and brain injuries,

  • Representatives of the general public,

  • Representatives of the Arizona Department of Economic Security and the Arizona Department of Health Services.


The Council is an advisory body, comprised of volunteers. Staff support is provided through the Arizona Department of Economic Security