start here icon

This section of the website includes links to local and national resources relevant to brain injury.  If you're an individual with brain injury, a family member, or anyone interested in learning more, we invite you to browse these sites. 

General Resources 

BrainLine | All About Brain Injury and PTSD
Information and resources about treating and living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and PTSD: research-based articles, videos, personal stories, expert Q&A, research updates and more for people living with brain injury, caregivers, family, friends, and professionals.

CDC | Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussion
Get the facts, signs and symptoms, response, recovery, prevention and more. 

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)
The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is a part of the U.S. Military Health System. Specifically, DVBIC is the traumatic brain injury (TBI) center of excellence for the Defense Health Agency.

National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury (NRCTBI) 
The mission of the National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury (NRCTBI) is to provide relevant, practical information for professionals, persons with brain injury, and family members. 

Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems | Sponsored by the Nation Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) 
The 16 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model Systems develop resources for people living with traumatic brain injuries and their supporters. These evidence-based materials are available in a variety of platforms such as printable PDF documents, videos, and slideshows.

Oregon Resources 

Governor's Task Force 

The purpose of the Governor’s Task Force (GTF) on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
(Executive Order No. 13-02, 2013) was to (1) identify the gaps in Oregon’s public
and private sector system of services for individuals with brain injury; and (2) make
policy recommendations to address those gaps. 

Governor's Task Force on Traumatic Brain Injury - Report on Findings and Recommendations  
Updated May 2018

Governor's Task Force on Traumatic Brain Injury - Executive Summary 
Updated May 2018

Brain Injury 

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon  
The mission of the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, advocacy, education, research, and support. 

Brain Injury Connections Northwest 
BIC-NW serves the brain injury community in the Portland metropolitan area in the Pacific Northwest.


Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon: ADRC 
Get connected to local information and services for seniors and people with disabilities.

Association of Oregon Centers for Independent Living (AOCIL) 
The Association of Oregon Centers for Independent Living’s (AOCIL) mission is to lead the consumer driven Independent Living Movement by supporting Centers of Independent Living, engaging in systems advocacy, community education, and the development of collaborative partnerships.

Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS)
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is Oregon’s principal agency for helping Oregonians achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

Other Resources 

Family Advocacy Skills Training: A Handbook for Family Advocates

Transition Toolkit for Students with Traumatic Brain Injury