Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury
Vision - 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
The Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program (PH/TBIRP) was established by Congress in FY07 in response to the devastating impact of TBI and PH issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), on our deployed Service members in Iraq and Afghanistan. Appropriations totaling $300M—$150M each for TBI and PH (including PTSD)—were assigned to the CDMRP for the purpose of soliciting and managing critical TBI- and PH-related research and development efforts to benefit Service members, veterans, and other beneficiaries of the military health system.
Additional congressional appropriations for the PH/TBIRP were assigned to the USAMRMC between FY09 and FY14, and a modified execution model, including assignment of program strategic oversight to USAMRMC-based research program areas aligned with the OASD(HA), was established. As directed by the OASD(HA), the Defense Health Agency, Research, Development, and Acquisition (DHA RDA) Directorate manages and executes the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation, which includes the PH/TBIRP. The DHA RDA Directorate leverages PH/TBIRP funding to support ongoing research and development in three core DHP research program areas assigned to study PH and TBI, including:
- Joint Program Committee-5/Military Operational Medicine Research Program (JPC-5/MOMRP)
- Joint Program Committee-6/Combat Casualty Care Research Program (JPC-6/CCCRP)
- Joint Program Committee-8/Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program (JPC-8/CRMRP)
Last updated Wednesday, July 19, 2017