Polytrauma/TBI System of Care
Partners & Resources
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)
DVBIC provides TBI patients with state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives, and educational programs. To learn more about DVBIC, visit www.dvbic.org,* e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-800-870-9244.
Extremity Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE)f
The Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE) is the leading advocate for research and treatment of Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs patients with extremity trauma and amputation. Working with TRICARE, the Military Health System, Veterans Health Administration and other Centers of Excellence, the EACE will lead efforts to enhance collaboration between the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs extremity trauma and amputee care providers and conduct scientific research to minimize the effects of traumatic injuries and improve clinical outcomes. To learn more about EACE, visit http://www.health.mil/About_MHS/Organizations/EACE.aspx**
Department of Defense (DoD) Mental Health Self Assessment Program
Anonymous self-assessments are available for depression, bipolar disorder, alcohol use, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and generalized anxiety disorder. Individualized results and military health resources, including TRICARE, Vet Centers, and Military OneSource are provided at the end of every assessment. Learn more at http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2010/0810_restoringhope_resources/ * and http://www.militarymentalhealth.org/.**
National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
This is a special center within the Department of Veterans Affairs created to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America’s Veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. Learn more at www.ncptsd.va.gov/index.html.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Preventing Suicide Network has a crisis phone line at 1-800-273-8255. Visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/Veterans/default.aspx for problem-specific information about suicide prevention in the military.
Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employment of People with Disabilities
Visit www.opm.gov/disability* for information about federal disability hiring programs and about workplace accomodation.
Veterans who are enrolled in a VA facility, registered on My HealtheVet, and complete the one-time In-Person Authentication process can refill their VA prescriptions online by viewing their Rx medication names (not just the Rx numbers), get VA Wellness Reminders, and when available, participate in Secure Messaging with their health care team. Learn more at http://www.myhealth.va.gov/.
Veterans Affairs Social Work
Social workers can be found in all program areas in VA medical centers, and are ready to help with most any question or concern. A social worker can help a Veteran or Servicemember seek financial or housing assistance, apply for benefits from the VA, Social Security, and other government and community programs, arrange for respite care for his or her caregiver, and other critical aspects of life. Learn more at http://www.socialwork.va.gov/socialworkers.asp.
Fisher House Foundation
Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. Learn more at http://www.fisherhouse.org.**
Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC)
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, and burn injuries. This includes the collection, management, and analysis of a longitudinal national TBI database. Learn more about MSKTC and TBI Model Systems at http://msktc.washington.edu/tbi/.**
New Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center
The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) summarizes research, identifies health information needs, and develops information resources to support the Model Systems programs in meeting the needs of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), and burn injury. The Model Systems are funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to conduct innovative and high-quality research, provide patient care, and offer other services to improve the health and overall quality of life for individuals with TBI, SCI, and burn injury. Learn more at: http://www.msktc.org/tbi **
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
Here you will find a central list of products and resources produced by DCoE, organized by topic. We encourage you to explore the broad range of resources we have available and, of course, to share with all who may find them useful. Printed copies of select traumatic brain injury resources are available for military health care providers. Learn more at: http://www.dcoe.mil/PsychologicalHealth/Resources.aspx **
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