Polytrauma/TBI System of Care Update: Today is Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill

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Veterans Health Administration Update:
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Join the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, co-chaired by Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.), at a virtual Brain Injury Awareness Day briefing today, Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 2:30 to 5:00pm ET on the importance and value of advocacy. Attendance is free, but registration is required.

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

In 2021

  • VA screened over 1.5M Veterans for possible mild TBI between 2007 and 2021.
  • Average wait time for all new Veterans treated in a TBI clinic was 17.5 days.
  • 20,500 Veterans received specialized TBI rehabilitation services using telehealth modalities.
  • TBI rehabilitation teams at numerous VA Medical Centers developed innovative Covid Rehabilitation Units to care for hospitalized Veterans with functional decline as an effect of the virus.

VHA’s Polytrauma/TBI System of Care

Experience – National resource for TBI rehabilitation, training and research with over 120 specialized programs in VHA since 2005. Collaborations with DoD and academic partners for the medical care and rehabilitation of brain injuries and related comorbidities for 30 years.

Commitment – Honor the sacrifices of Veterans and Service members by providing excellent health care that improves health and well-being.

Excellence – Comprehensive rehabilitation care that addresses physical, mental health, behavioral, cognitive and psychosocial problems through coordinated interventions by interdisciplinary teams of specialists.

Learn more about the VA Polytrauma/TBI System of Care at: www.polytrauma.va.gov