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Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

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Federal health care practitioners can tap in to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center’s (DVBIC) clinical and educational resources to better serve their patients, some of whom may be members or former members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The work of the DVBIC falls into 3 categories: clinical care, research, and education. Its central office, in Washington, DC, supports a network that includes 11 military treatment facilities (MTFs), 2 neurorehabilitation and community reintegration sites, and 5 VAMCs where staff perform clinical research. Nationwide and in Germany, DVBIC trains medical professionals and educates service members, veterans, families, and the public about traumatic brain injury (TBI). The DVBIC personnel provide care coordination to service members who may be moving to another base or in to the VA system.


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