Several public resources and organizations are dedicated to helping individuals with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and their families. These organizations provide a wide range of services, including support, education, advocacy, and access to medical care and rehabilitation services. Some of the most prominent resources and organizations include:
Prominent Resources & Organizations
Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)
BIAA is the leading national organization dedicated to advancing brain injury awareness, research, treatment, and support. They offer resources for individuals with TBIs, their families, and professionals through their website, including a nationwide directory of support groups and rehabilitation services.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
NINDS is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is the leading federal agency for research on neurological disorders, including TBIs. They provide valuable information on TBIs, ongoing research, and clinical trials through their website.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is a federal agency that offers resources on TBIs, including prevention, statistics, and guidelines for care. They also provide the “HEADS UP” initiative, which aims to educate various audiences about concussion prevention, recognition, and response.
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)
DVBIC is part of the U.S. Department of Defense and serves active-duty military members, veterans, and their families who have been affected by TBIs. They offer resources, educational materials, and clinical care services for TBI patients.
BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering authoritative information and support to anyone whose life has been affected by TBIs, including individuals with brain injuries, their families, and professionals. They provide articles, videos, and expert Q&A sessions covering a wide range of topics related to brain injuries.
TBI Model Systems
The TBI Model Systems, funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), comprise 16 centers across the United States dedicated to providing comprehensive rehabilitation services for people with TBIs. They also engage in TBI research and disseminate findings to improve patient care and outcomes.
State and Local Brain Injury Organizations
Many states and local communities have organizations and support groups dedicated to helping individuals with TBIs and their families. These organizations typically offer resources, support, and access to local services tailored to meet the specific needs of their communities. To find a local organization, consult the BIAA’s state affiliate directory or perform an online search.
These resources and organizations play a vital role in providing education, support, and services to individuals with TBIs and their families. By engaging with these organizations, patients and their families can access a wealth of information and resources to help them navigate the challenges of living with a traumatic brain injury.
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