BrainLine is grateful to work closely with many outstanding organizations to promote education and awareness about brain injury and PTSD including American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Bob Woodruff Foundation, Brain Injury Services, Inc., the Brain Trauma Foundation, Center on Brain Injury Research and Training, Center for American Military Music Opportunities (CAMMO), Cohen Veterans Network, DHA Connected Health, Concussion Legacy Foundation Project Enlist, Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE), ID 4 the Web, Infinite Hero Foundation, International Brain Injury Association (IBIA), Love Your Brain Foundation, Military Child Education Coalition, Model System Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC), National Military Family Association (NMFA), National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury, Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, Our Military Kids, Wounded Warrior Project Warrior Care Network, and Veterans Gaming & Mental Health Mission.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 135,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.
This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which is dedicated to ensuring that impacted post-9/11 veterans, service members, and their families are thriving long after they return home. For more information about the Bob Woodruff Foundation visit: bobwoodrufffoundation.org.
Since 1989, Brain Injury Services (BIS) has helped individuals in Northern Virginia and several other counties. BIS offers case management services at no cost and additional services either at no cost or on a sliding scale, including service coordination, independent living skills training, respite care, specialized clubhouse programs, and social skills training. At any given time, BIS is helping approximately 700 individuals in the region manage the challenges of living with a brain injury. Above all else, BIS believes that people have a right to control their own lives and make their own choices.
The Brain Trauma Foundation was founded to improve the outcome of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients by developing best practice guidelines, conducting clinical research, and educating medical personnel.
Established in 1993 at the Teaching Research Institute, a division of Western Oregon University, the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) conducts research and training to improve the lives of children and adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). CBIRT's research focuses on developing interventions to improve outcomes related to education, employability, and quality of life. Their training activities promote the use of best practices among educators and other professionals who serve individuals with TBI.
The Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) seeks to improve the quality of life for veterans, including those from the National Guard and Reserves, and their families. CVN works to strengthen mental health outcomes and complement existing support, with a particular focus on post-traumatic stress. CVN's vision is to ensure that every veteran and family member is able to obtain access to high-quality, effective care that enables them to lead fulfilling and productive lives.
The goal of Project Enlist is to serve as a catalyst for critical research on traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in military Veterans. TBI due to improvised explosive devices (IED) and other military service-related causes is a significant problem for our active military and Veteran community. However, the scientific understanding of TBI and related disorders is in its infancy, and we lack accurate diagnostic tests for living patients and effective treatments. Service members diagnosed with TBI deserve our attention and support. Brain bank research is an essential step in developing effective treatments for TBI, CTE, and PTSD so we can protect and support the heroes who courageously fight for our nation.
DHA Connected Health (formerly the National Center for Telehealth & Technology) is the branch of the Defense Health Agency responsible for reviewing, evaluating, coordinating, and integrating the use and development of health technology supporting Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries. These technologies include telehealth, mobile apps, mobile web, virtual reality, augmented reality, and wearable devices.
DCoE assesses, validates, oversees, and facilitates prevention, resilience, identification, treatment, outreach, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs for psychological health (PH) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) to ensure the Department of Defense meets the needs of the nation's military communities, warriors and families.
ID 4 the Web is an organization devoted to creating instructional and learning materials; the "ID" stands for instructional design. Our current projects revolve around books and online video trainings that teach those with cognitive challenges how to use smartphones, iPads, and other devices as memory and cognitive prosthetic devices. Our "Making Cognitive Connections" approach helps users understand the cognitive skills behind the tasks while they learn to use the devices to make their work, home, and everyday lives more organized.
Infinite Hero Foundation combats the most difficult front-line issues — mental and physical — facing returning military heroes and their families. The Foundation funds programs that drive innovation and the accessibility of effective treatments for military heroes and their families dealing with service-related mental and physical injuries.
The International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) is dedicated to the development and support of multidisciplinary medical and clinical professionals, advocates, policymakers, consumers, and others who work to improve outcomes and opportunities for persons with brain injury. The IBIA works to develop positive relations and interactions between individuals, families, groups, organizations, institutions, diverse cultures and nations. The IBIA strives to provide international leadership for creative solutions to the issues associated with brain injury.
“WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK” Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) fights to improve the lives of post-9/11 veterans. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the premier veterans advocacy and support organization on the planet. IAVA is the leading Post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. As a non-profit founded in 2004, IAVA's mission is to connect, unite, and empower Post-9/11 veterans. IAVA has connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided more than 5,000 veterans with personalized support from IAVA's Master's level social workers.
The LoveYourBrain Foundation is a non-profit organization that improves the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI) and raises awareness about the importance of brain health. Isolation, unemployment, failed relationships, and suicidal ideation are stark realities, compounded by gaps in community-based services and resources. On top of that, TBI is often invisible, leaving people misunderstood and without compassionate care. LoveYourBrain Foundation works to build connections and resilience through meditation, yoga, retreats, and professional trainings.
The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) summarizes research, identifies health information needs, and develops information resources to support the Model Systems programs in meeting the needs of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), and burn injury. The Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) are funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
The mission of the National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury (NRCTBI) is to provide relevant, practical information for professionals, persons with brain injury, and family members. NRCTBI has more than two decades of experience investigating the special needs and problems of people with brain injury and their families. With input from consumers and nationally recognized experts, the organization has developed a wide variety of educational materials, assessment tools, interventions, and training programs.
NABIS is a society comprised of professional members involved in the care of people with or issues surrounding brain injury. The principal mission of the organization is moving brain injury science into practice. Whether it is in the area of clinical care, research, policy, or litigation, the organization stands behind the premise that advances in science and practices based on application of the scientific evidence will ultimately provide the best outcomes for those with brain injuries and the community as a whole.
The Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation conducts research, provides education, and develops programs to improve the quality of life of persons who experience traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Center is located at the Ohio State University in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Research and development activities have four primary areas of emphasis: health outcomes with an emphasis on functional and long-term effects; substance abuse education and treatment; employment, including vocational rehabilitation; and TBI among military service members returning to the community.
Our Military Kids supports military children (ages 3 - 12th grade) by funding sports, arts, and other enrichment activities when their parents are deployed overseas with the National Guard or Reserve or recovering from severe injuries sustained in a post-9/11 overseas mission. Participation in these activities helps military children cope with stress and build self-confidence during an otherwise difficult time in their lives. Our Military Kids began in 2004 as a meaningful way to give back to the National Guard and Reserve troops who were deployed in response to the 9/11 attacks.
The Wounded Warrior Project is partnered with four of the leading medical centers across the country to give service members and veterans the help they need to get back on track. Dedicated to providing veterans PTSD help, Warrior Care Network is a collaboration aimed at creating a nationwide, comprehensive care network that will enhance access and provide clinical and family-centered treatment to veterans needing treatment for PTSD, TBI, and other related conditions.
Fighting back against the Veteran suicide crisis through gaming, camaraderie, and healing. VGMH proactively takes measures to ensure that security and fallbacks are in place for those times when we feel weak or do fall, and promote the idea that its completely acceptable to rely on your fellow brother or sister sometimes. We proudly state that *at least* 16 Veterans are still with us and chose not to end their lives. It is okay to talk about mental health!