March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month
This year, the focus is on awareness and prevention of sport related concussions, specifically relating to youth sports.
Learn more about Sports & Concussion at the Brain Injury Association website
A few facts about Brain Injury:
(These statistics are national averages, and vary by state)
1.4 million people sustain a brain injury every year in the United States
Nationwide, a brain injury occurs every 23 seconds (every 14 seconds in Arizona)
Leading causes of brain injury include:
*Motor Vehicle Accidents (20%)
*Struck by/against events (19%)
*Blasts are a leading cause of injury for active duty military personnel in war zones
Brain injury is a silent, serious epidemic, affecting some 5.3 million Americans
Each state has a Brain Injury Association office
Find your state affiliate office here: BIA State Offices
And for more facts and statistics, visit the
read more About Brain Injury here.