Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Department of Defense has made significant strides, through the services, regarding the education and prevention of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the delivery of health care to service members with TBI from the battlefield to duty station. The Defense Department and DCoE recognize the importance of learning more about brain injury and are working to improve research and understanding, and to ensure that resources get to the right audiences.

If you’re looking for more information or resources, trained health professionals are available at the DCoE Outreach Center 24/7 by phone, email or live chat. You can also e-mail concerns or questions to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) or call 800-870-9244.

DVBIC, a DCoE center, assists the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs in optimizing the care of service members and veterans who have sustained a TBI in deployed and non-deployed settings through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative research, care coordination and educational programs, tools and resources. For more information, please visit

Lots more links and resources here.

1 comment:

Doehrman Chamberlain said...

Thank you for sharing this information. Although Brain Injury Awareness Month is coming to an end this week, it is important for all of us to continue to help our service members who have been diagnosed with what the Department of Defense refers to a “invisible wounds of war.” The DoD estimates that incidences of TBI more than tripled between 2005 and 2008, and Time magazine estimated there are between 115,000 and 400,000 veterans suffering from at least mild versions of TBI. It is encouraging that both the DoD and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are increasing assistance for the challenges created by these unseen injuries.