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Why injury? It's this simple: more children die from injuries every year than from the next three leading causes of death combined. Nobody knows this because no one is talking about it. In the U.S., one child dies every hour from an injury that could have been prevented. Around the world, a child dies every 30 seconds as the result of an injury. You don’t need to have a child to know that we can do better.

 

Round of Applause: Brain Injury Association of America

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It’s Brain Injury Awareness Month, so we here at End Injury are giving a hearty Round of Applause to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). Founded in 1980, BIAA has a long history of being a national voice for brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Its mission in its own words:

According to BIAA, about 2.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, and nearly 800,000 more will sustain a brain injury from other causes. BIAA estimates that more than 5 million children and adults in the U.S. are living with various disabilities due to brain injury.

BIAA works through many channels to provide information and support to people living with a brain injury. The organization assists individuals by offering a wide variety of information on topics like treatment, assistive technology, behavior change, legal issues, insurance, and employment. BIAA is active on the state and national levels, frequently speaking to legislators and the media to advocate for brain injury prevention and services.

Its outreach doesn’t just benefit the injured; BIAA understands the needs of family and caregivers, too. The website provides resources on helping a loved one recover from a brain injury, caregiver stress management, and other aspects of life that change after a serious injury. In March 2015, BIAA launched a three-year brain injury awareness campaign called Not Alone to highlight how brain injuries affect everyone, not just the victim.

Looking to get involved? The BIAA has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups

In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month, we thank you, Brain Injury Association of America, for everything you do to support those with brain injuries and their caregivers.

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