A note about Internet resources:
The Internet contains a wealth of resources. Using any of the common search engines (e.g., Yahoo, Bing, Google) with search terms such as “brain” or “TBI” will produce a robust listing for your review. In general, you should be cautious of information presented on the Internet since anyone can host a website and present information. Your healthcare provider can guide your search for sites he/she trusts. This listing is by no means complete but is presented for your convenience.
The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)
The mission of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is to serve active duty military, their dependents and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs.
Veteran's Crisis Line
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.
A Head for the Future
The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) created A Head for the Future, an initiative to raise awareness and lower the risk of TBI. How? By spreading the word about signs, symptoms and treatment of brain injuries and by educating service members and veterans about how to reduce the risk of sustaining a brain injury.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers and over 1,700 sites of care serving 8.76 million Veterans each year. Its Polytrauma/TBI System of Care is an integrated network of specialized rehabilitation programs dedicated to serving Veterans and Service Members with both combat and civilian related TBI.
Polytrauma / TBI System of Care
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program
Independent Living (IL) Services
Caregiver Support Program
America's Heroes at Work
This organization focuses on employment challenges of returning service members living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
This website was developed by WETA and the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC). The site provides patients, families and providers with information related to preventing, treating, and living with TBI.
National Military Family Association
In 1969, our Association was founded by a handful of military wives who wanted to make sure their widowed friends were properly taken care of. Two short years later, the Survivor Benefit Plan became law, and the Association has been hard at work ever since. A small, but determined, group of spouses around a kitchen table has expanded into a strong force of military families representing all ranks and Services.
Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)
Founded in 1980, the mission of the BIAA is: "Creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy." This site includes extensive resources and many links to related websites.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
Center for the Intrepid, San Antonio, TX
National Intrepid Center of Excellence, Bethesda, MD
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)
The WWP seeks to assist those men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations around the world.
The National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory is a website for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and families of the fallen, and those who support them. The Directory provides over ten thousand services and resources available through governmental and non-governmental organizations to support recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration into the community.
Service Member/Family Information & Resources
Fallen Heroes Fund
Family and Medical Leave Act
Family Caregiver Alliance/ National Center on Caregiving
Operation First Response
Returning Heroes Home
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Center activities include conducting brain imaging studies on victims of motor vehicle crashes, researching the effects of 9/11 on Pentagon employees, developing military health fact sheets to improve the well-being of deployed soldiers and their families, writing books and articles that advance the science, treatment and management of trauma and consulting with Congress, public health and business leaders on mitigating traumatic stress.
VA National Center for PTSD
The mission of the National Center for PTSD is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's Veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders.
Post Deployment Health Assessment (PDHA)
The purpose of this screening is to review each service member's current health, mental health or psychosocial issues commonly associated with deployments, special medications taken during the deployment, possible deployment-related occupational/environmental exposures, and to discuss deployment-related health concerns.