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Brain Injury National Directories

Below are links to searchable directories of organizations, associations, and government agencies. You can use these directories to find a variety of services and service providers near you.

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211 Information and Referral Search

2-1-1 is a free and confidential information referral directory for essential health and human services provided by United Way and the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems, along with local partners. The national site provides information on local 2-1-1 directories.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is a national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by mental, behavioral, or developmental disorders. The AACAP's web site has a research tool called the “Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Finder,” which is designed to help parents (and other adults seeking psychiatric care for their children) to locate psychiatrists who specifically provide care for children and adolescents.  Any psychiatrist that appears in the finder has previously reported to AACAP that he/she is a provider of such services.

American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) is an organization for psychologists who have achieved board certification in the specialty of Clinical Neuropsychology, under the auspices of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN).  The AACN's web site provides a directory that lists all current academy members. The directory is searchable by last name, state, country, or languages spoken.

American Academy of Neurology

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN)'s Patients and Caregivers site provides information on neurologic disorders and treatments. The site combines information from such sources as the American Academy of Neurology and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke websites into one centralized resource center for patients and their families/caregivers. Among its services is the Find a Neurologist directory, which allows users to locate an AAN member neurologist by city, state/province, and/or country.

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) is the only organization that exclusively serves the needs of practicing Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians. AAPM&R offers Find a PM&R Physician, a searchable database that allows users to locate a PM&R physician in their local area. The database is searchable by last name, state or province, zip/postal code, or telephone area code (US only). Users can also search by country to locate physicians outside the United States. With more than 7,500 members, the Academy represents more than 87 percent of US physiatrists and international colleagues from 37 countries.

American Medical Association

The American Medical Association's (AMA) mission is to unite physicians nationwide to collaborate on the most important professional and public health issues in the United States.  The AMA provides DoctorFinder, an online physician locator that provides users with basic professional information on nearly all licensed physicians in the United States.  DoctorFinder includes more than 814,000 doctors. 

American Occupational Therapy Association

Established in 1917, The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) represents the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy, and improves the quality of occupational therapy services. Current AOTA membership is approximately 39,000, including occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and occupational therapy students. Members reside in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and internationally. AOTA provides a State Associations search tool so that users can find an AOTA affiliated service provider in his/her local area.

American Physical Therapy Association

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a national professional organization that represents more than 74,000 members. Its goal is to enable advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education. APTA's "Find a PT" allows users search a national database of physical therapist members of APTA. Find a PT must be used for the purpose of seeking physical therapy care.

American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is a medical specialty society with more than 38,000 U.S. and international member physicians. APA's members work together to provide humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorder, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders. APA Members are primarily medical specialists who are psychiatrists or in the process of becoming psychiatrists. The APA provides a District Branches & State Associations directory on its web site.

American Psychological Association

Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. The APA provides a search tool, Psychologist Locator, that allows users to find practicing psychologists in their local area.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 140,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. ASHA offers ProSearch, a directory that helps users locate certified audiologist and speech-language pathologists in their local area.

Brain Injury Association of America

Founded in 1980, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is a national organization serving and representing individuals, families and professionals who are touched by a life-altering, often devastating, traumatic brain injury (TBI). BIAA provides a State Resources Search tool, which includes a range of state agencies that offer information and services to persons with brain injury and their families.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International family of organizations, including CARF Canada, CARF, and CARF-CCAC, is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. CARF International provides an Accredited Provider Search tool so that users can locate a provider in their local area. 

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

The mission of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs.  DVBIC provides an Interactive Map that allows users to search for military medical centers, VA hospitals, and other services/partners in their local area. 

Healthfinder.gov

Healthfinder.gov has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations. Healthfinder.gov is coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and its health information referral service, the National Health Information Center. Healthfinder.gov is supported solely by U.S. government funds. Heathfinder's Services & Information directory helps users find doctors, health centers, and organizations that offer services and support.

Independent Living Research Utilization

Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU), founded in 1975, provides research, education, and consultation in the areas of independent living, the Americans with Disabilities Act, home and community based services. ILRU also assists people with disabilities and health issues. ILRU provides a Directory of Independent Living Centers & Related Organizations, searchable by state.

National Academy of Neuropsychology

The mission of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) is to advance neuropsychology as a science and health profession, to promote human welfare, and to generate and disseminate knowledge of brain-behavior relationships. NAN provides a searchable Membership Directory on its web site.

National Board for Certified Counselors

The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates (NBCC), an independent not-for-profit credentialing body for counselors, was incorporated in 1982 to establish and monitor a national certification system. NBCC identifies those counselors who have voluntarily sought and obtained certification, and to maintains a register of those counselors. NBCC provides CounselorFind, a voluntary directory that helps individuals, organizations, employers, and the public find a counselor by name, location and/or area of practice.

National Center for Crisis Management

The National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, established in 1974, is a national nonprofit organization that is committed to advancing psychology as a profession and improving the delivery of high quality health services to the public. The organization disseminates industry information and news, and supplies self-help resources and a free, unrestricted referral database to consumers. Users can search the Psychologist Directory by city, state, or zip code.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) provides information and resources on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth, as well as public policy related to these issues, including the No Child Left Behind Act.  NICHCY provides state specific directory of organizations and agencies that address disability-related issues.  The offices listed within this directory are primarily state-level.

National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

The National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, established in 1974, is a national nonprofit organization that is committed to advancing psychology as a profession and improving the delivery of high quality health services to the public. The organization disseminates industry information and news, and supplies self-help resources and a free, unrestricted referral database to consumers. Users can search the Psychologist Directory by city, state, or zip code.

Rehabilitation Research Center for Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury

For the past quarter century Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has been actively involved in the "Model Systems" projects sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. These projects allowed centers of excellence to expand in the areas of clinical improvement, outcome research, and community programs. The Center's Research Rehabilitation Center provides the Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Directory (TBIRD), which provides information on the range of TBI services in the Santa Clara Valley area (and beyond). This resource is intended for the use of anyone with a TBI, their family and friends, or anyone who works with people with TBI.
 

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: Mental Health

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.  SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center provides information about mental health via a toll-free telephone number (1-800-789-2647), this web site, and more than 600 publications. The National Mental Health Information Center was developed for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media.  SAMHSA offers a Mental Health Services Locator, which is searchable by state.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: Substance Abuse

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.  The Agency was established in 1992 is and directed by Congress to identify substance abuse and mental health services for the people most in need, and to help incorporate research in these areas into the general health care system.  SAMHSA provides a Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator that is searchable by state. The Locator lists private and public facilities that are licensed, certified, or otherwise approved for inclusion by their State substance abuse agency, as well as treatment facilities administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Indian Health Service and the Department of Defense.

The Joint Commission

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 17,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. The Joint Commission's Health Care Organization finder allows users to find a provider by organization name, zip code, or state. 

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