A great place to learn about and keep current on legislation and policy efforts that support persons with brain injury, please visit the Policy Pages of the Brain Injury Association of America
Awareness is the Key
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million sports and recreation related concussions occur in the U.S. each year. Concussions occur even if an athlete does not lose consciousness, and in fact, is the most common type of brain injury sustained in sports.
A concussion is a type of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) caused by a blow or jolt to the head. The severity of an injury can range from mild to severe. Signs and symptoms may be noticeable immediately, or it may take days or weeks before they are present.
Symptoms and recovery vary for each person, but awareness and seeking medical attention immediately following an incident are crucial steps in caring for yourself, a teammate, or family member.
Throughout the month of March, BIAA chartered state affiliates and others promote sports and concussion awareness and understanding about Traumatic Brain Injury throughout our community.