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Prevention

Be Smart. Be Well. is a new health and wellness Web site designed to raise awareness of prevalent, yet largely preventable health and safety issues. Through  interviews with medical professionals, and video documentaries with individuals whose lives have been changed, Smart Well seeks to engage and motivate people to make smart and healthy choices.  The first featured topic is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Although Be Smart. Be Well. will be updated periodically with new topics, all prior topics, including TBI, will always be accessible. Visit www.besmartbewell.com today, where awareness and prevention meet.

Brain Injury Organizations

Brain Injury Association of Illinois - www.biail.org (you're already here)
Brain Injury Association of America - www.biausa.org
National Association of State Head Injury Administrators - www.nashia.org
Coma Recovery Association - www.comarecovery.org/index.html
National Aphasia Association - http://aphasia.org
National Headache Foundation - www.headaches.org
Vestibular Disorders Association - www.vestibular.org

Illinois Specific Links

Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center - http://www.thebrainandspinalcord.com Illinois Department of Human Services - www.dhs.state.il.us/

Illinois - Agencies and Departments www.illinois.gov/government/agency.cfm

Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living www.incil.org

ThinkFirst Injury Prevention www.thinkfirst.org

The Disability Resources Site - Illinois - www.disabilityresources.org/ILLINOIS.html

Protection & Advocacy Agency; Equip for Equality - www.equipforequality.org/

Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois www.sci-illinois.org

How To Locate Your Elected Officials - www.elections.state.il.us

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago - www.epilepsychicago.org

American Brain Tumor Organization - www.abta.org

Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission (Power of Attorney Information & Forms) - www.gac.state.il.us

Veterans: In 2008, Illinois became the first state in the nation to launch a Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder program for returning Illinois veterans (by william testsforge tech). The Illinois Warrior Assistance Program offers a 24-hour, toll-free helpline at 1-866-554-IWAP (4927), which is staffed by health professionals to assist Veterans, day or night, with the symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and provides Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) screening to all interested Illinois Veterans. It also makes TBI screenings mandatory for all returning members of the Illinois Army National Guard.

If you are a veteran or service member suffering from symptoms associated with PTSD or TBI, or if you think someone you care about may be experiencing post-deployment stress or other combat-related emotional issues, call the Illinois Warrior Assistance Program confidential 24-hour toll-free helpline, 1-866-554-IWAP (4927) for more information and help. You can also visit www.illinoiswarrior.com  for more information about the program.

Support for Families Experiencing Brain Injury

B Independent - www.bindependent.com

 

Information on Brain Injury

BIA of Illinois Brain Injury Toolbox - http://www.braininjurytoolbox.com

Glossary of Brain Injury Terms - http://www.neuroskills.com/tbi/hdi/glossary.shtml

Brain Injury Resource Center - http://www.headinjury.com/welcome.htm

Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide - http://www.tbiguide.com

Journal Links - Brain Injury - http://www.headinjury.com/linksjour.htm

 

Difficulties After Brain Injury

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability - http://www.ncpad.org

 

Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology and Brain Injury - http://tbidoc.com

Neuropsychology Central - http://www.neuropsychologycentral.com

International Neuropsychological Society - http://www.the-ins.org

 

Federal  Government

The Americans with Disabilities Act - Department of Justice - http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm 

U.S. Fall Prevention Program for Seniors - http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/falls/default.htm

 

Finding Additional Information

Google Search Engine - http://www.google.com

Directory of Health, Medicine, and Human Life Sciences: Head Injury ĘC http://www.medlina.com/head_injury.htm

National Library of Medicine - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed

National Library of Medicine: Bibliographies on Brain Injury (scroll down the page) ĘC http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/cbm/tbi.html

HDI Publishers (Brain Injury Association of America) - http://braininjurybooks.com

Additional Links

Brain injury resources

General injury and disability resources

Related organizations

  • The National Aphasia Association is a nonprofit organization that promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families.
  • The National Headache Foundation (NHF) is a non-profit organization that provides information, promotes research, and educates the public. Their website provides topic sheets for specific headache conditions, newsletter articles, and general information.


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