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Improving PTSD, TBI Care Head On through Crowdsourcing

May 13, 2015 | By timpearce
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Chances are, you have heard the saying, “Two heads are better than one.” What about 20, 50, 100, or even 1,000 heads? Now we are talking crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing engages a broad audience to share ideas to help solve complex challenges. In our digital age, using this method to put our heads together to solve problems is a no brainer. Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) recently launched the Mental Health and TBI Care Challenge, a crowdsourcing effort, to find and fill gaps in care for service members and civilians struggling with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Register your ideas on the challenge site through June 5. Ideas may address prevention of TBI, a product or service that helps caregivers, a way to help fulfill productive work roles, or anything related to improving the care of people living with PTSD or TBI. Get involved! We want to hear from everyone — whether you are a caregiver, a clinician, someone living with PTSD or TBI, or if you have a good idea to share.  You don’t have to be an expert to enter. The strongest entries will include actionable ideas to benefit patients, families and clinicians. The Office of Warrior Care Policy is pleased to collaborate with the DCoE during this challenge – and throughout the year – to support our wounded, ill and injured service members.  Support the military community by submitting challenge ideas that are workable, scalable and original.