In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month, CDC Injury Center encourages you to spread the word about ways to prevent traumatic brain injury—or TBI—to help safeguard the health of all Americans.
A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head and can affect how a person feels, thinks, acts, and learns. A TBI not only impacts the life of an individual and their family, but it also has a large societal and economic toll.
The good news is that most TBIs can be prevented.
Help keep yourself and loved ones safe by:
- Using the right car seat or booster seat for your child’s age, height, and weight.
- Wearing a seat belt each and every time you ride in a car.
- Taking steps to prevent falls—especially among young children and older adults.
- Wearing the right helmet, that fits well, during sports and recreation activities.
CDC at Work
CDC works every day with researchers, states, and communities to prevent TBI. We do this by capturing information about who is most risk and the leading causes of TBI, identifying effective ways to diagnosis and manage this injury, and by putting science into action through health education efforts and the development and promotion of effective prevention programs.
Connect with Us
Connect with @CDCInjury all month long to get TBI safety tips and information.