Effects of TBI: Programs & Services
Effects of TBI
Brain Injury Association of America
Founded in 1980, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the leading national organization serving and representing individuals, families, and professionals who are touched by a life-altering TBI. Together with its network of more than 40 chartered state affiliates and hundreds of local chapters and support groups across the country, BIAA provides information, education, and support for the 3.17 million Americans living with TBI and their families.
Concussion Coach is a mobile phone application for Service members, Veterans, and others who have experienced a mild to moderate concussion. It provides portable tools and information to facilitate managing TBI. Features include:
- A self-assessment tool for measuring symptoms, with feedback and a graph for tracking symptoms over time
- Tools and relaxation exercises for relieving symptoms associated with a concussion
- Planning tools to build resilience
- Educational materials about concussions and options for treatment by brain injury professionals
- Immediate access to crisis resources, personal support contacts, and professional health care resources
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
NINDS, within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), seeks fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and uses it to reduce the burden of neurological disease. The NINDS website provides an overview of the latest NIH research on TBI.