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Be Smart. Be Well. is a new health and wellness Web site designed to raise awareness of prevalent, yet largely preventable health and safety issues. Through  interviews with medical professionals, and video documentaries with individuals whose lives have been changed, Smart Well seeks to engage and motivate people to make smart and healthy choices.  The first featured topic is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Although Be Smart. Be Well. will be updated periodically with new topics, all prior topics, including TBI, will always be accessible. Visit today, where awareness and prevention meet.

Brain Injury Organizations

Brain Injury Association of Illinois - (you're already here)
Brain Injury Association of America -
National Association of State Head Injury Administrators -
Coma Recovery Association -
National Aphasia Association -
National Headache Foundation -
Vestibular Disorders Association -

Illinois Specific Links

Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center - Illinois Department of Human Services -

Illinois - Agencies and Departments

Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living

ThinkFirst Injury Prevention

The Disability Resources Site - Illinois -

Protection & Advocacy Agency; Equip for Equality -

Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois

How To Locate Your Elected Officials -

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago -

American Brain Tumor Organization -

Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission (Power of Attorney Information & Forms) -

Veterans: In 2008, Illinois became the first state in the nation to launch a Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder program for returning Illinois veterans. The Illinois Warrior Assistance Program offers a 24-hour, toll-free helpline at 1-866-554-IWAP (4927), which is staffed by health professionals to assist Veterans, day or night, with the symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and provides Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) screening to all interested Illinois Veterans. It also makes TBI screenings mandatory for all returning members of the Illinois Army National Guard.

If you are a veteran or service member suffering from symptoms associated with PTSD or TBI, or if you think someone you care about may be experiencing post-deployment stress or other combat-related emotional issues, call the Illinois Warrior Assistance Program confidential 24-hour toll-free helpline, 1-866-554-IWAP (4927) for more information and help. You can also visit  for more information about the program.

Support for Families Experiencing Brain Injury

B Independent -


Information on Brain Injury

BIA of Illinois Brain Injury Toolbox -

Glossary of Brain Injury Terms -

Brain Injury Resource Center -

Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide -

Journal Links - Brain Injury -


Difficulties After Brain Injury

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability -



Neuropsychology and Brain Injury -

Neuropsychology Central -

International Neuropsychological Society -


Federal  Government

The Americans with Disabilities Act - Department of Justice - 

U.S. Fall Prevention Program for Seniors -


Finding Additional Information

Google Search Engine -

Directory of Health, Medicine, and Human Life Sciences: Head Injury

National Library of Medicine -

National Library of Medicine: Bibliographies on Brain Injury (scroll down the page)

HDI Publishers (Brain Injury Association of America) -

Additional Links

Brain injury resources

General injury and disability resources

Related organizations

  • The National Aphasia Association is a nonprofit organization that promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families.
  • The National Headache Foundation (NHF) is a non-profit organization that provides information, promotes research, and educates the public. Their website provides topic sheets for specific headache conditions, newsletter articles, and general information.


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Brain Injury Association of Illinois
P.O. Box 70
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Phones: 312-726-5699 or  800-699-6443  Fax:312-630-4011