MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it provides free, reliable, and up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.
The Model System Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is a national center that works to put research into practice to serve the needs of people with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries (SCI), and burn injuries. The MSKTC summarizes research, identifies health information needs and develops information resources to support the Model Systems programs in meeting the needs of individuals with TBI, SCI and burn injuries.
The National Association of State Head Injury Administrators is a voluntary membership organization established by State government employees to help one another plan, implement, and administer public programs and services for individuals with brain injury and their families. 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.
The National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) aims to foster the development of scientific knowledge needed to enhance the health, productivity, independence, and quality-of-life of people with disabilities. A primary goal of Center-supported research is to bring the health related problems of people with disabilities to the attention of the best scientists in order to capitalize upon the myriad advances occurring in the biological, behavioral, and engineering sciences.
The nation's premier parent founded cheerleading safety organization, the National Cheer Safety Foundation is dedicated to raising the bar in cheer safety to reduce injury, disability, and death from cheerleading and assist families affected by catastrophic cheerleading injuries.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conducts and supports research on brain and nervous system disorders. Created by the U.S. Congress in 1950, NINDS is one of the more than two dozen research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The mission of NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological disease - a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world.
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) conducts comprehensive and coordinated programs of research and related activities to maximize the full inclusion, social integration, employment and independent living of individuals of all ages with disabilities. Created in 1978, NIDRR is a national leader in sponsoring research. NIDRR is one of three components of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) at the U.S. Department of Education.
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. The 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 Center has developed a wide variety of assessment tools, intervention programs, and training programs.
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is an online resource for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families and those who support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics including benefits & compensation, education & training, employment, family & caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation & travel and other services & resources.
The National Brain Injury Society (NABIS) is 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.
Public Counsel's Center for Veterans' Advancement (CVA), a national leader in veteran's advocacy, provides direct representation, or representation through pro bono partners, to veterans and their families. CVA provides legal representation at both the local and national levels, and coordinates its work with efforts underway to establish special "Veterans' Courts" in Northern and Southern California designed to meet the unique needs of returning veterans. CVA also manages legal clinics, including one of the largest pro bono advocacy programs in the United States.
Safe Kids USA is a nationwide network of organizations working to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability for children ages 1 to 14. Safe Kids educates families, provides safety devices to families in need and advocates for better laws to help keep children safe, healthy and out of the emergency room. Safe Kids Worldwide was founded in 1987 as the National SAFE KIDS Campaign by Children’s National Medical Center with support from Johnson & Johnson.
The mission of the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation is to implement a seamless, standardized, evidence-based system of care, universally accessible for all children and young adults with Pediatric Acquired Brain Injuries (PABIs), regardless of where they live in the nation. PABI is the number one cause of death and disability for children and young adults in the United States and consists of brain injuries sustained from birth through age 25, both from traumatic and non-traumatic causes.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is the agency of the US government that administers the Social Security program, providing retirement and disability benefits to people in the US. The SSA delivers its services through a nationwide network of over 1,400 offices that include regional offices, field offices, card centers, teleservice centers, processing centers, hearing offices, the Appeals Council, and its State and territorial partners, the Disability Determination Services.
The Columbia Lighthouse Project’s mission is to light the way to ending suicide. The Project was formed under the auspices of Columbia University to disseminate the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), optimize the scale’s impact through support for its users, and continue to build the science behind the scale. The C-SSRS supports suicide risk assessment through a series of simple, plain-language questions that anyone can ask.
Each year, an estimated 500,000 persons in the United States sustain a brain or spinal cord injury. The most frequent causes of these injuries are motor vehicle crashes, violence, falls, sports and recreation. The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation's award-winning, evidence-based programs are aimed at helping people learn to reduce their risk for injury. Each year ThinkFirst chapters provide thousands of educational presentations to schools, businesses, organizations, conferences, and community events.