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The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is supporting people living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) to help them stay healthy during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Access their resources flyer MSKTC COVID-19 Resource Flyer. People living with TBI can continue to improve their health and wellbeing during these unprecedented times using a variety of MSKTC’s free, online resources. For example MSKTC TBI resources ranging from alcohol use to managing depression and emotions to fall prevention, please visit https://msktc.org/tbi. In addition to TBI resources, MSKTC has resources on spinal cord injury (https://msktc.org/sci) and burn injury (https://msktc.org/burn). The MSKTC is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The VCU Model System of care provides comprehensive, coordinated inpatient and outpatient care for persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The system includes emergency medical services; early intensive and acute medical care; comprehensive rehabilitation services; and long-term follow up.
The VCU grant supports scientific research. Our research programs focus on improving care and quality of life for people with brain injury and their families. The benefits of couple's support and education, the effectiveness of teaching resilience for survivors, understanding caregiver's resilience, and researching the long-term outcomes after brain injury are important focal points of study. VCU staff have published their work extensively in medical and rehabilitation journals.
In addition to our research, we produce a quarterly newsletter, TBI Today, distribute educational fact sheets, and participate in a variety of educational events related to brain injury rehabilitation and outcomes. We have an additional website, The National Resource Center for TBI, that highlights a number of resources for individuals with TBI, their families, and professionals.
The faculty and staff of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation along with our colleagues in the VCU Health System are committed to working together to improve the lives of people with TBI. The collaboration and teamwork of our devoted staff have proven successful as indicated by our federal funding as a TBI Model System since 1987.
The VCU Model System is funded by Grant #90DPTB0005 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Human Services (HHS), Washington, D.C.
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