Government Agencies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. Their mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

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 beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs.  DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with military, VA and civilian health partners, local communities, families and individuals with TBI.

Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE)
DCoE assesses, validates, oversees and facilitates prevention, resilience, identification, treatment, outreach, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs for psychological health (PH) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) to ensure the Department of Defense meets the needs of the nation’s military communities, warriors and families.

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
NCIPC’s mission is to prevent injuries and violence, and reduce their consequences. Provides information on concussion and Mild TBI, concussion in sports, statistics, long term outcomes, prevention, and many other topics relating to TBI.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 to carry out safety programs previously administered by the National Highway Safety Bureau. Specifically, the agency directs the highway safety and consumer programs established by the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, the Highway Safety Act of 1966, the 1972 Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act, and succeeding amendments to these laws.

Real Warriors
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families. The Real Warriors Campaign combats the stigma associated with seeking psychological health care and treatment and encourages service members to increase their awareness and use of these resources.

Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model Systems are funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). They are called “model systems” because they are national leaders in TBI care and research. There are 16 TBI Model Systems Centers across the U.S. and one TBI Model Systems Data Center that directs the collection, management and analysis of a longitudinal national TBI database.