What is the Central Registry?

The Central Registry* is a report of Georgians who have suffered a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury in a given year. The data includes names, addresses and other basic demographic information about people who were admitted as inpatients to the hospital, or treated and released in the hospital's emergency department.

The Commission mails resource information to those identified in the data. According to Trust Fund Executive Director Craig Young: "It's an invaluable tool because it helps us reach out to many Georgians who may not realize what resources are available - including awards from the Trust Fund itself." This is the primary use of the Registry information.

People who receive information from the Trust Fund decide for themselves whether to follow up and contact the services listed.

The Fund also analyzes the Central Registry data to monitor incidence rates for traumatic injuries.