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 Center for Medical and Rehabilitation Research,
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development,
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 on Disability and Rehabilitation Research,
U.S. Department of Education
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) provides leadership and support for a comprehensive research program related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. All of NIDRR's programmatic efforts aim to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities from birth through adulthood.
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 State Grant Program,
Health Resources and Services Administration
The TBI State Grant Program is an initiative designed to improve access to health care and other services for individuals with brain injury and their families. The program originated with the TBI Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-166). This act launched an effort to conduct expanded studies and to establish innovative programs for TBI. It also gave the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) authority to establish a grant program for states, helping HRSA address the needs of individuals with TBI and their families.
Traumatic Brain Injury Technical Assistance Center,
(Funded by a HRSA grant to NASHIA)
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.
Bipartisan legislation will improve quality of educational programs for servicemembers and veterans