A NOTE ABOUT INTERNET RESOURCES:
The Internet contains a wealth of resources. Using any of the common search engines (e.g., Yahoo, MSN, Google) with search terms such as “brain” or “TBI” will produce a very robust listing for your review. In general, you should be cautious of information presented on the Internet since anyone can host a web site and present information. Your healthcare provider can guide your search for sites he/she trusts. This listing is by no means complete but is presented for your convenience.
Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM)
The CEMM is a dynamic initiative from the Office of the Surgeon General aimed at supplying the most powerful interactive technologies available to Medical Treatment Facilities (MTF), Health and Wellness Centers (HAWC), and TRICARE civilian medical facilities.
The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)
The mission of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is to serve active duty military, their dependents and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Web Sites:
The goal of the VA is to provide excellence in patient care and veterans' benefits, striving for high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program
Independent Living (IL) Services
America's Heroes at Work
This organization focuses on employment challenges of returning service members living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Website developed by WETA and the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. The website provides patients, families and providers with information related to preventing, treating, and living with TBI.
Brain Injury Association of America
Founded in 1980, the mission of the BIAA is "Creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy." This site includes extensive resources and many links to related websites.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund:
Intrepid Center of Excellence, San Antonio, TX
National Intrepid Center of Excellence, Bethesda, MD
Wounded Warrior Project
The WWP seeks to assist those men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations around the world.
The National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory is a web site for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and families of the fallen, and those who support them. The Directory provides over ten thousand services and resources available through governmental and non-governmental organizations to support recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration into the community.
SERVICE MEMBER/FAMILY INFORMATION & RESOURCES
Fallen Heroes Fund
Family and Medical Leave Act
Family Caregiver Alliance/ National Center on Caregiving
Operation First Response
Returning Heroes Home
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
(See Dept. of Health & Human Services for your area.)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
National Center for PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Center activities include conducting brain imaging studies on victims of motor vehicle crashes, researching the effects of 9/11 on Pentagon employees, developing military health fact sheets to improve the well-being of deployed soldiers and their families, writing books and articles that advance the science, treatment and management of trauma and consulting with Congress, public health and business leaders on mitigating traumatic stress.
Provides links to multi-media resources developed by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Department of Military Psychiatry on Battlemind, which is a Soldier’s inner strength to face fear and adversity in combat with courage.
Post Deployment Health Assessment (PDHA)
The purpose of this screening is to review each service member's current health, mental health or psychosocial issues commonly associated with deployments, special medications taken during the deployment, possible deployment-related occupational/environmental exposures, and to discuss deployment-related health concerns.