OPA: March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month 

 

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month.  This gives individuals with brain injuries, their families and advocates a time to raise the public's consciousness about brain injury related issues.

 

A traumatic brain injury is a blow or jolt to the head, often resulting from a fall, motor vehicle crash, workplace accident or assault. As many as 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention (CDC), brain injuries result in a range of outcomes. Of the 1.7 million people who sustain a brain injury, 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized and 1.365 million (nearly 80 percent) are treated and released from an emergency department.   Brain Injury Association of America

 

Additional written information from our Protection and Advocacy for Individual with Traumatic Brain Injury (PATBI) program:

 

Putting the Pieces Together - A Guide to Brain Injury Services in Connecticut

 

PATBI Program Informational Brochures

 

Traumatic Brain Injury Fact Sheet

 

Feel free to contact us for additional information or questions:

The State of Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy

 for Persons with Disabilities

60-B Weston Street

Hartford , CT 06120-1551

(860) 297-4300 (Voice)

(860)297-4380 (TTY)

1-800-842-7303 (V/TTY) CT only

(860) 566-8714 (Fax)

 

OPA-Information@ct.gov

 



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