Research Centers for PTSD, TBI and other effects of combat-related stress:
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine is a non-profit, 501(c) (3), educational organization dedicated to reviving the spirit and transforming the practice of medicine. Since 2007, the Center has begun bringing the population-wide healing model that has worked so well in traumatized regions overseas to these troops, veterans and their families, by: training over 240 Military and civilian health providers working with Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard and Veterans and their families in mind-body medicine; and providing ongoing supervision by Senior Clinical Faculty as training graduates begin facilitating mind-body skills groups in their institutions and communities
Defense Centers of Excellence For Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) was established in November 2007 to integrate knowledge and identify, evaluate and disseminate evidence based practices and standards for the treatment of psychological health and TBI within the Defense Department. DCoE is part of the Military Health System, which provides a ‘continuum of care’ – from initial accession to deployment to discharge. DCoE works across the entire continuum of care to promote resilience, rehabilitation and reintegration for warriors, families and veterans with psychological health concerns and traumatic brain injuries. DCoE leads a groundbreaking collaborative effort that includes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), civilian agencies, community leaders, advocacy groups, clinical experts and academic institutions that are dedicated to expanding the state of knowledge of psychological health and TBI.
Fort Bliss Restoration and Resilience Center
The ‘‘Restoration and Resilience Center” at Fort Bliss is a specialized treatment facility for Soldiers with PTSD who want to remain in the Army. It employs a holistic treatment approach including everything from meditation to medication.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
NCCAM is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.
National Intrepid Center of Excellence
The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) is a treatment planning and research facility located in Bethesda, MD, residing on the campus of Naval Support Activity Bethesda. The NICoE has been designated a Center of Excellence due to its unique capabilities and mission of providing cutting edge treatment planning, diagnosis, research, and education of service members and families dealing with the signature wounds from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health (PH) conditions. The NICoE provides an interdisciplinary team assessment in a holistic, patient and familycentered environment combined with the high tech diagnostic capability. Our treatment planning and long-term follow up for service members with combat-related TBI and PH conditions allows us to foster physical, psychological and spiritual healing.
National Center for PTSD – U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
The Center aims to help U.S. Veterans and others through research, education, and training on trauma and PTSD. The Center has seven divisions across the country. Although it provides no direct clinical care, its purpose is to improve the well-being and understanding of American Veterans. We conduct cutting edge research and apply resultant findings to:
“Advance the Science and Promote Understanding of Traumatic Stress.”
The mission of Samueli Institute is to transform health care through the scientific exploration of healing. The Samueli Institute is rapidly becoming one of the best-known research organizations in the country for the management of research on complementary and integrative medicine for military applications. As the Institute’s Military Medicine Research program has grown, the Institute has been involved in various military and veterans health care systems venues for the investigation of healing systems, optimal function, wellness, and integrative and complementary medicine practices. Center for Research on Integrative Medicine in the Military (CRIMM) focuses in the areas of complementary, alternative and integrative medicine.