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"A concussion is a brain injury. Get the facts." That's the message of the Brain Injury Association of America's (BIAA) nationwide education and advocacy campaign. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and the BIAA is ramping up its efforts to educate the public about this "misdiagnosed, misunderstood, under-funded neurological disease."
This year’s campaign launches in March with radio and print public service announcements, awareness proclamations and special events. A state advocacy effort to introduce legislation to train coaches and protect youth athletes will continue throughout the year along with ongoing nationwide education.

According to the CDC, an estimated 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year. Of that number, U.S. emergency departments treat approximately 135,000 sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including concussions, among children ages 5 to 18.

To learn more about these initiatives or to learn more about awareness and advocacy events taking place in your state during the month of March and throughout the year and how you can get involved, contact your chartered state affiliate today. For more information on media materials contact the Director of Affiliate Services by e-mail or phone at 703-761-0750, ext. 622.
Find more information on Brain Injury Awareness Month here.

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