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March is 'Brain Injury Awareness Month'

March 9, 2012
by Nick Zubko, Associate Editor
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Every year, millions of people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). For the rest of March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its partners are raising awareness by recognizing Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Those involved in the initiative are working together to spread the word about TBI prevention, recognition, and response to help address this important public health problem. There are several ways to get involved.

For example, the CDC is holding a "Heads Up Film Festival," which encourages people to send in videos to share personal stories and help create a national conversation on brain injury. Videos can be posted through the end of the month, or you can share your story without a video by visiting the CDC's 'Heads Up' page on Facebook.

Another way the CDC to encouraging people to get involved in improving prevention, recognition, and response to TBI is through its "Heads Up" educational initiatives. The program offers information to healthcare professionals, school professionals, sports coaches, parents, athletes, and others.

How will you get involved during Brain Injury Awareness Month?

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Nick Zubko

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Nick Zubko is associate editor of Behavioral Healthcare.