TBI Resource Directory - National

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Heal the Hero Foundation

Technology today is opening dramatic possibilities for new levels of brain fitness, optimal performance and well-being. Heal the Hero provides scholarship funding for drug-free, proven brain performance programs. Their work is about strategically unfolding the untapped success potential within our communities. Heal the Hero educates the community and we funds a breakthrough brain performance technology initiative with a credentialed history for first responders, military, collegiate recovery, nonprofit, mental health, education and business sectors.

Website: http://healthehero.org/

Phone:  (888) 651-1557

Address: 6501 E. Greenway Pkwy Ste 103-121,  Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Email:  http://healthehero.org/contact-us/

Vitanya 

Vitanya wellness coaches utilize advanced, non-invasive, bio-signal monitoring technologies to gain valuable insights about the brain and body. They apply principles of nutrition, exercise, and restful behavior to improve overall brain performance. Better brain performance improves overall wellness, immunity, focus, quality of sleep and other health benefits.

Website: http://vitanya.com/

Locations: http://vitanya.com/schedule-now/

Email:  http://vitanya.com/contact-us/

This is a fantastic video that shows a new discovery in the research to find the signs and treat people suffering from different types of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Did you know that there is a dramatic physical difference between TBI from repeated impact (like football players, for example) and TBI from major shock (such as from battlefield blasts)? See the new answers!

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TBI Resources Directories

Operation We Are Here TBI Resource Listing: 

http://www.operationwearehere.com/TBI.html

 

Military.com TBI Resource Listing: 

https://www.military.com/benefits/veterans-health-care/tbi-resources.html

 

Centre for NeuroSkills TBI Resource Listing: 

https://www.neuroskills.com/brain-injury/veterans-and-traumatic-brain-injury.php

 

Veterans Families United TBI Resource Listing:

http://veteransfamiliesunited.org/tbi-resourcestreatments/

 

Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance TBI Resource Listing:

https://www.braininjurymn.org/veterans/vet-resources.php

Other National TBI Resources

Brain Injury Association of America 

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the lives of individuals with brain injury and their circles of support by focusing on prevention, research, education, and advocacy. BIAA encompasses a national network of more than 40 chartered state affiliates across the country and hundreds of local chapters and support groups.

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center 

Established in 1992, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) represents a unique collaboration between the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). The underlying goal of DVBIC is to ensure that active duty military and veterans with brain injury receive the best evaluation, treatment, and follow-up.

National Association of State Head Injury Administrators 

The mission of the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) is to assist state government in promoting partnerships and building systems to meet the needs of individuals with brain injury and their families. 

National Institutes of Health 

The National Center for Medical and Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) was established within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1990. The Center is a component of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The Center's mission is to support research, fostering the scientific knowledge needed to enhance health, productivity, independence, and quality of life for persons with disabilities. 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) supports and conducts research, both basic and clinical, on the normal and diseased nervous system, fosters the training of investigators in the basic and clinical neurosciences, and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders. 

North American Brain Injury Society

The North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) comprises professionals involved in either the care or the issues surrounding brain injury. NABIS provides education programs, scientific updates, and a platform for communication and professional exchange.

Social Security Administration,Office of Disability and Income Security Programs 

The Office of Disability and Income Security Programs (ODCDISP) directs the development of program policy for the Social Security Administration (SSA). It also directs and manages the planning, development, issuance, and evaluation of operational policies, standards, and instructions for Disability Insurance, Retirement and Survivors Insurance, and Supplemental Security Income programs and for other SSA programs. 

Traumatic Brain Injury Technical Assistance Center 

The TBI Technical Assistance Center (TBICS) is a learning, collaboration, and benchmarking tool for grantees and others affiliated with the Federal Traumatic Brain Injury Program.

TBI Resources for Service Members, Veterans, and their families

DAV: What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Explores the definitions, causes, severity levels, context for veterans, differences from PTSD, signs and symptoms, coping, and resources.

Cohen Veterans Bioscience: TBI in Veterans

Cohen Veterans Bioscience is a national, nonpartisan research 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fast-tracking the development of diagnostic tests and personalized therapeutics for the millions of veterans and civilians who suffer the devastating effects of trauma-related and other brain disorders.

Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Veterans who have experienced TBI, including some who didn't know they had a traumatic brain injury until later, talk about their experiences. Listen as they describe the signs and symptoms of TBI and its effects on their families. By reaching out for help, they were able to overcome these obstacles and live better lives.

Polyutrauma/TBI System of Care

This VA site provides periodic newsletters regarding TBI treatment regmiens, assistive technologies, and TBI care.

TBI in Military Personnel and Veterans

American Psychological Association article on community-based health care for veterans with TBI.

Resources for Veterans Transitioning to School after TBI

These resources represent a sample of many resources that can help veterans succeed as they transition from military to student life, while dealing with the symptoms of TBI.

Veterans Trauma Support Network

An organization that focuses on providing free treatment services to veterans experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). They are a tax-exempt not-for-profit (501c3). 

TBI Resources for Providers

Case Management Resources
Provides resources that include TBI Support Recovery Program, Telehealth and TEchnology Wen Resource Locator, and the Military TBI Case Management Quarterly Newsletter.

 

AAFP PTSD & TBI Resources for Family Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/joining-forces.html

VA Toolkit for Providers: Co-occurring TBI and Mental Health Symptoms

https://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn19/tbi_toolkit/

TBI Resources for Educators

Educator Resources on Veterans Needs
Provides resources that include pain management, TBI, combat injury, amputation, orthopaedic,rehabilitative medicine, chronic disease, women's health, and mental health.

 

AAFP PTSD & TBI Resources for Family Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/joining-forces.html