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To prevent, mitigate, and treat the effects of traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury on function, wellness, and overall quality of life for service members as well as their caregivers and families


Establish, fund, and integrate both individual and multi-agency research efforts that will lead to improved preven-tion, detection, and treatment of PH/TBI

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The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs' Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (PH/TBI) Research Program (formerly called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program) was established in 2007 in response to U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, Public Law 110- 28, which provided $150 million (M) for research on PTSD and $150M for research on TBI. An additional $1M was provided for research on PTSD in Public Law 109-289. Key priorities of the PH/TBI Research Program are to complement ongoing DOD efforts to ensure the health and readiness of our military forces and to support the Department of Defense Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence in its efforts to advance and spread PH/TBI knowledge, enhance clinical and management approaches and facilitate other vital services to best serve the needs of warrior families impacted by PH problems and or TBI.

Congressional Appropriations

Congressional Appropriations

  • $651.45 million in FY07, FY09-13
  • $80.0 million in FY14 (approximated)
Funding Summary

Funding Summary

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