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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Every 9 seconds, someone in the United States sustains a brain injury.

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness by conducting an awareness campaign every March. Children 14 and under make almost half a million emergency department visits for traumatic brain injury annually. The theme for the 2018 through 2020 campaign is #ChangeYourMind.

Awareness of brain injuries, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)—a subset of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)— has increased, due in part to the numbers of returning service men and women who sustained TBI during tours of service. However, each year, millions of children and adults sustain a TBI from falls, motor vehicle accidents, assault, or accidents in which a person is struck to the head. The BIAA’s campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families.    

For more information about the campaign and how you can be involved, visit the BIAA website.

In support of Brain Injury Awareness Month, OPENPediatrics is helping to raise awareness by featuring one of our videos, Updates In Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury by Robert Tasker, MD. 


OPENPediatrics also offers various resources on brain injury, including: 

OPENPediatrics' Animation & Illustration Gallery also offers many images and animations relating to brain injury.