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Office of Operational Medicine and Quality Improvement Division (CG-1121)

Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury Program

In October 2012, the Office of Health, Safety and Work-Life, Operational Medicine and Medical Readiness established the CG’s Psychological Health (PH) & Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program which is comprised of two service-wide comprehensive, inter-disciplinary programs focused on prevention, training, treatment and tracking of PH & TBI cases.

Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury can be insidious in its progression and subtle impact on affected individuals, degrading interpersonal relationships, individual cognitive function, and the ability to support one’s self and family. Improving outcomes for TBI-affected individuals and reducing its impact on the organization begins with awareness and recognition.

Awareness and Prevention
Materials in this section include the signs and symptoms of TBI; coping and recovery tips; and information on how to avoid a traumatic brain injury:

Patient Recovery – Family Education
These materials are intended to help patients and their families learn more about TBIs and recovery. Some materials are intended for providers to personally review with patients, while others are appropriate for display in a waiting room:

Caregivers and Families
These materials are focused on helping family caregivers of service members who sustained moderate, severe or penetrating TBIs. These materials are filled with information that families need on a daily basis:

Where to Get Help

For further information on the CG’s Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Program please email the Program at mypsychhealth@uscg.mil.

Health care providers seeking expert consultation may email the CG’s Neuropsychologist / PH-TBI Program Manager (LT Michael J. Doria, Ph.D) at tbi.consult@uscg.mil.

Latest USCG PH-TBI Publications

  1. Coast Guard All Hands (The Official Blog for the Coast Guard Workforce) National Brain Injury Awareness Month – March 2014 - Article:
  2. National Brain Injury Awareness Month – March 2014 - Poster (PDF)
  3. Coast Guard All Hands (The Official Blog for the Coast Guard Workforce) National Brain Injury Awareness Month – March 2013 - Article:
  4. National Brain Injury Awareness Month – March 2013 - Poster (PDF)