July 11, 2018

From Recovery to Rehabilitation to Community Living: Resources for People with Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury and Burn Injury

This week, RTC:Rural is featuring a guest blog by our colleague Cynthia Overton, Principal Research Analysist and Co-Project Director of the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center at the American Institutes for Research.

MSKTC Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center. SCI,TBI, Burn. The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) works to make sure the latest and best research findings are being used in healthcare decision-making. In order to help improve the health and quality of life of people with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injuries, MSKTC creates resources and products that share relevant research findings with the people who need this information.

The resources and information created and shared by MSKTC are important resources that help support people with disabilities so they can engage in their rural communities. In promoting this shared goal, RTC:Rural helps to share these resources with people in rural communities who can benefit from this information.

Did you know that resources to support people with spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and burn injury are available right at your fingertips? And, they’re free!

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) provides fact sheets, videos, slideshows, and other resources created especially for people with SCI, TBI, and burn injuries. MSKTC works to make sure that useful health information gets to the people who need it by conducting research and developing informational materials.

screen shot of MSKTC website page. heading reads Injury Type & Resources. Below this are three boxes with clip-art images for spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injury. Each box contains a summary of the types of resources available for each topic, with a box to click to go to those resources.

On the MSKTC website, you can:

Explore these and many more topics on www.msktc.org.

Email msktc@air.org for more information or to schedule a one-on-one or large-group virtual tour of the website.

All of the resources on the MSKTC website are developed from Model Systems Centers research on SCI, TBI, and burn injuries. Model Systems Centers are institutions that are national leaders in medical research and patient care. They provide comprehensive specialty services from point of injury to rehabilitation to supporting re-entry into community participation, and conduct independent and collaborative research. The Centers provide information and resources to people with SCI, TBI, and burn injuries, their families and caregivers, health care professionals, and the general public.

MSKTC and Model Systems Centers are funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Administration for Community Living, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.