NIDCD is a section of the National Institutes of Health, a USA government agency, which operates from Bethesda, Maryland. Established in 1988, NIDCD is mandated by the USA federal government to conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. The Institute also conducts and supports research and research training related to disease prevention and health promotion; addresses special biomedical and behavioral problems associated with people who have communication impairments or disorders; and supports efforts to create devices which substitute for lost and impaired sensory and communication function. They are a clearinghouse with information on numerous topics. They conduct a public education campaign to prevent noise-induced hearing loss entitled Wise Ears. They also are working with others to promote healthy hearing habits. This program is entitled Healthy Hearing 2010. You may look up organizations in their organizational directory by alphabetical letter, by browsing major topics, or by keyword. Telephone: (800) 241-1044 TTY: (800) 241-1055
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ABLEDATA is a database of assistive products. This database is maintained by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research of the US Department of Education. The site does not sell products, but can help seekers locate companies that sell assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment. The database is broken down into major categories such as orthotics, prosthetics. therapeutic aids, aids for daily living, wheeled mobility and many others.
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Center for Injury Research and Control (CIRCL) General Contact Information U.S. Postal Service Mailing Address: University of Pittsburgh Center for Injury Research and Control 3520 Forbes Avenue, PARKV 203 Pittsburgh, PA 15261 Physical and UPS/Fedex/DHL Delivery Address: Center for Injury Research and Control 3520 Forbes Avenue, Suite 203 Pittsburgh, PA 15213 E-Mail: email@example.com Telephone: (412) 802-6500 Fax: (412) 802-6505 Completed Research Project: Managing Return-to-Play Decisions Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Mark Stevenson, MD - Principal Investigator: Director, Injury Prevention and Trauma ...
CSN Mission: Children’s Safety Network National Resource Center for Injury and Violence Prevention is dedicated to working with state, territorial and community Maternal & Child Health and Injury & Violence prevention programs to create an environment where all children and youth are safe and healthy." Selective Injury Topics: Asphyxia Bike Safety Bullying Prevention Child Care Safety Child Maltreatment Child Passenger Safety Fire & Burn Safety Home Safety Intimate Partner Violence Off Road Vehicles Pedestrian Safety Playground Safety Poison Prevention Rural & Farm Safety Sports Safety Suicide Prevention Teen Driving Safety Water Safety Young Worker Safety Youth Violence Prevention 1. Main office: Education Development Center, Inc. 55 Chapel Street Newton, MA 02458-1060 (617) 618-2918 firstname.lastname@example.org 2. Washington office: Education Development Center, Inc. 1000 Potomac St., Suite 350 Washington, DC 20007 (202) 572-3734 email@example.com 3. CSN Economics and Data Analysis Resource Center Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation 11720 Beltsville Dr. Suite 900 Calverton, MD 20705 (301) 755-2728 firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Policy Statement of the Brain Injury Network dated 6-8-13
Prohibition on Use of Communication Devices While Driving or Bicycling
The Brain Injury Network supports laws everywhere that will help prevent acquired brain injuries. Driving, or operating vehicles (e.g. automobiles, buses, boats, tractors, trains, and scooters), or bicycling requires concentration. Driving while distracted leads to many serious and fatal accidents and therefore represents a substantial risk to public safety. People who use electronic communication devices while they drive, operate other conveyances, or bicycle are endangering themselves and the public at large. Leading causes of distracted driving include talking on handheld or hands-free phones and cell phones, and text messaging while driving.
Therefore we support any driving or bicycling distracted driver laws that prevent the use of handheld or hands-free phones or cell phones, and also other communication devices (e.g. text messaging electronic devices) that enable one to write, send, or read messages while one is driving a motor vehicle; operating heavy machinery, a boat, a ship, a train, a scooter, or other such motorized conveyance; or while one is bicycling.