Any form of injury that happens in an instant can bring you a lifetime of physical, cognitive and behavior challenges and early, equal and adequate access to care will greatly increase the overall quality of life. So to bring light to this information this month, as part of Brain Injury Awareness month, we honor those millions of people with brain injuries, who with proper acute care, therapeutic rehabilitation and adequate long-term supports, are living with the successes and challenges that each day brings.
Brain Injury Facts
Did you know? 1.7 million people suffer from a brain injury each year. The leading causes of brain injuries are:
- Falls (35.2%)
- Motor vehicle-traffic crashes (17.3%)
- Struck by/against events(16.5%)
- Assaults (10%)
About the Brain Injury Awareness Association (BIAA)
BIAA helps people with brain injury and their families by providing information, resources, and support and by advocating for life-saving research and treatment. But, we can accomplish more together with a strong collective voice. So, we invite you to join us during March to raise awareness for brain injury and the challenges ahead.
Brain Injury Awareness Month: What Can You Do?
Our goal for this month is to support the efforts of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) and increase the quality of care therapists' are able to provide by expanding therapists' knowledge of brain injuries and how they can help their patients move forward.
We encourage you to spread the word about Brain Injury Awareness month and learn more about what you can do as a therapist to help those suffering from Brain Injuries.