AfterDeployment.org is an online resource providing self-care solutions for service members, military families, and veterans focused on deployment related issues including post-traumatic stress, depression, anger, sleep, relationship concerns, and other psychological health challenges. The site also provides information and resources tailored to the specific needs of health care and mental health professionals.
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 post-9/11 injured service members, veterans and their families make a successful transition. 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.
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.
Guard Your Health is a central place online for Army National Guard Soldiers and family members to find information and resources on health and medical readiness. Website visitors can access health tips, expert commentary, and community forums on topics such as nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep, dental health, readiness, and family resilience.
The Homelessness Resource Center (HRC) is a national training and resource center dedicated to building providers' capacity to improve the lives of people who are homeless and who have mental illness, substance use problems, and trauma histories. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HRC's work includes on-site training and distance learning, technical assistance, an interactive website, networking opportunities for providers, and knowledge products.
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, policy makers, 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.
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).
In 1990 NASHIA became the first and remains the only forum addressing State government's significant role in brain injury. NASHIA is the premier source of information and education for State Agency employees who are responsible for public brain injury policies, programs, and services. NASHIA is also the voice of State government in Federal TBI policy issues.
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.
The Oregon Center for Applied Science, Inc. (ORCAS), in Eugene, Oregon combines scientific knowledge with technological innovation to create products that address real-world problems in public health and education. Since it was founded in 1989, the company has developed a wide range of interactive multimedia programs based on science-based principles of behavior change and instructional design. ORCAS programs address a wide range of topic areas such as injury prevention, smoking cessation, dealing with dementia as a professional or family caregiver, bicycle safety for children, and parenting at-risk adolescents.
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families. In addition to promoting help-seeking behavior for service members and veterans with invisible wounds, the campaign provides valuable tools, resources and information for members of the military community throughout all phases of the deployment cycle.
SportsConcussions.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating others about the dangers of concussions. SportsConcussions.org creates community-wide systems of care for student-athletes, so that they receive treatment from medical professionals trained in the diagnosis and management of concussion, educated coaches understand the importance of removing an athlete from play if a concussion is suspected, and school districts acknowledge the need to recognize the injury and its impact on the student in the classroom.
The Veterans Innovation Center is an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to accelerating innovation within government and non-government programs serving the military community.