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Physician handbook for concussion management

Physicians play a vital role in preventing and managing concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries. Patient outcomes are greatly enhanced when physicians have the information, tools and skills they need to manage concussion or MTBI appropriately. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Physician Handbook provides concussion facts and information to help physicians manage MTBI in their practices.

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

The Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon, Inc. is a statewide 501(c)(3), not-for-profit association dedicated to creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.

Brain Injury Association of America

The mission of the Brain Injury Association of America is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. The organization is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and to raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. With a network of state affiliates, local chapters and support groups, this is the voice of brain injury.

Brain injury Information, Referral and Resource Development (BIRRDsong)

A Portland-based non-profit, this organization is guided by compassion, hope, acceptance, respect, teamwork, integrity and diversity. It offers a range of services to empower, engage and share knowledge with those affected by brain injury. Its vision is that survivors of brain injury, their care partners, and the full community will collaborate, co-educate and advocate with the goal to improve the quality of life of those affected by brain injury.

BrainLine Org

BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating and living with traumatic brain injury. BrainLine includes a series of webcasts, an electronic newsletter and an extensive outreach campaign in partnership with national organizations concerned about traumatic brain injury.

Center for Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT)

CBIRT, a center under the office of Research, Innovation and Graduate Education at the University of Oregon, conducts research and training to improve the lives of children and adults with traumatic brain injury. CBIRT's research focuses on developing interventions to improve outcomes related to education, employability and quality of life. CBIRT training activities promote the use of best practices among educators and other professionals who serve individuals who have brain injuries.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Concussion

This site provides general information about traumatic brain injury as well as concussion/mild traumatic brain injury. It includes an online education module for coaches, leagues and sports organizations. The CDC offers free materials that medical providers, athletes and coaches can download or receive in the mail.

National Federation of State High School Association (NFSHA)

The National Federation of State High School Association provides a free concussion training module.

Oregon Concussion Awareness Management Program (OCAMP)

OCAMP is a consortium of professionals dedicated to helping Oregon schools effectively manage youth sports concussion.