The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is the traumatic brain injury (TBI) operational component of DCoE. The DVBIC mission is to serve active-duty military, their beneficiaries and veterans with TBIs through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs, and support for force health protection services. DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with the Defense Department, military services, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), civilian health partners, local communities, families and individuals with TBI.
The Defense Department has further solidified the center's role by naming it the office of responsibility for these tasks:
DVBIC was founded in 1992. It is made up of a network of 17 centers, operating out of 10 military treatment facilities, five VA polytrauma hospitals and two civilian rehabilitation centers. For more information, visit dvbic.org.
For more than 15 years, Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC) has worked to improve deployment-related health care. DHCC seeks to transform military health care delivery systems from a disease management model to a more effective and efficient population-based collaborative model of care through health systems research, program implementation support at military treatment facilities (MTFs) and program evaluation services.
DHCC has been ahead of the curve in promoting patient- and family-centered care by developing and educating about care systems that meet the deployment-related and behavioral health needs of our service members proactively and comprehensively. Integrated and collaborative primary care delivery systems reduce stigma, ensure service member needs are met and assist them to fully reintegrate with home and family after deployment.
DHCC focus areas are:
For more information, visit pdhealth.mil.
The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) is comprised of clinical psychologists, researchers, interactive designers and technical specialists who develop behavioral health assessment, screening, reference and treatment tools for the military community.
Its mission is to lead the development of telehealth and technology solutions for psychological health and TBI to improve the lives of the nation's warriors, veterans and their families. T2 seeks to identify, treat and minimize or eliminate the short- and long-term adverse effects of TBI and mental health conditions associated with military service. T2 partners with the VA and other organizations throughout the world.
T2 also works to eradicate the stigma that can deter people in the military from seeking help. The center conducts quality research to evaluate the efficacy of its technology-based products and programs. T2 is also the principal coordinator of Defense Department initiatives involving telehealth, online behavioral health tools, suicide surveillance and prevention, and information technology. For more information, visit t2health.org.