Resources for Health Care Providers

If you require one-on-one advice or information, please call the DCoE 24/7 Outreach Center: 1-866-966-1020.

Here are the clinical practice guidelines for the management of concussion/mTBI from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.

Here is the Veterans Health Initiative study guide on TBI.

If you are confused by military jargon or acronyms, please refer to the following website: War Psychiatry Acronyms and Abbreviations

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers a pocket guide to concussion/mTBI: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Pocket Guide and the following fact sheet: Magnitude of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and MTBI Facts.

To understand the wartime experience of your patients, read this piece: A Flashlight Out of the Dark.

Resources for Patients and Families

Your patients and their families can get more information about concussion and what resources are available at any of the following sites:

Each of the branches of the military — Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force — has targeted resources for injured service members:

This article from DVBIC can help family members sort through those resources: Support for Wounded Service Members and Their Families