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Get informed on the Brain Injury Association Hawaii Advocacy & Awareness efforts
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur in the U.S. each year. Concussions occur even if an athlete doesn’t lose consciousness and in fact, is the most common type of brain injury sustained in sports.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a blow or jolt to the head. The severity of an injury can range from mild to severe. Signs and symptoms may be noticeable immediately, or it may take days or weeks before they are present.
Symptoms and recovery vary for each person, but awareness and seeking medical attention immediately following an incident are crucial steps in caring for yourself, a teammate, or family member.
Throughout the month of March BIAA, BIA chartered state affiliates and others promote sports and concussions awareness and understanding about traumatic brain injury throughout our community.
Visit the Policy Pages of the Brain Injury Association of America to learn more about legislation and policy efforts that support those living with brain injury.