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Traumatic Brain Injuries


Every year, 28,000 Virginians sustain a brain injury. Among these, over 5,000 are hospitalized and more than 1,400 die. Today, there are nearly 190,000 people who are disabled as a result of a brain injury.

A TBI is an injury that happens in an instant and can result in a lifetime of physical, cognitive and behavioral challenges for an individual. Early and adequate access to care will greatly increase overall quality of life.

National Resources:

Department of Veterans Affairs (Polytrauma/TBI)

Center for Disease Control Article about TBI

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Traumatic Brain Injury. Com (General and Specific Information, Entire site devoted to TBI)

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

Deptartment of Defense

Some veterans with TBI or PTSD may be at risk for Epilepsy and Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES).  Further information is available at

State Resources

Brain Injury Association of Virginia

Brain Injury Association of America

Virginia Brain Injury Council (VBIC) (Virginia Department for Aging and Rehab Services)


TBI and the Military: Learn about the advances in military care for TBIs