March 14, 2012


VA’s Offices of Rehabilitation Services, Research and Development, and Public Health will highlight VA’s state-of-the-art care provided for Veterans as part of the Congressional Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill in downtown Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The VA display will provide information about VA’s Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) System of Care and other specialized rehabilitation programs. The Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, comprised of over 120 bipartisan members, will host the event. The mission of this Task Force is to further brain injury education and awareness with a focus on incidence, prevalence, prevention, and treatment. Scheduled events throughout the day include a Brain Injury Awareness Fair from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, and a forum from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM entitled "The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury: Any Time, Anyone, Any Age." Other presentation highlights include advances in research, including the VA Polytrauma and Blast-Related Injuries Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, and interagency, public, and private partnerships. For more information, please visit