TBI: Me You & Us

Brain injury awareness month

TBI: Me, You & Us

The Defense Department recognizes March as Brain Injury Awareness Month to increase awareness of traumatic brain injuries. As a division of the Defense Health Agency and its Research and Development Directorate, DVBIC is the TBI center of excellence — leveraging state-of-the-science research to inform clinical decisions and educate providers, patients, and DOD numbers for TBI worldwide totals for 2000-2019 Q3. Penetrating = 5,279; Severe = 4,110; Moderate = 40,378; Mild = 342,747; Not classifiable = 21,344. Total = 413,858.their caregivers. Since the year 2000, more than 400,000 service members have been diagnosed with TBI  — the most common form being mild TBI, that is also referred to as concussion. BIAM provides a platform to amplify the importance of prevention, recognition, support, recovery, and reintegration.

This year, DVBIC is highlighting how the military community — service members and veterans, health care providers, researchers, educators, and families — works together to address TBI in the military with the theme “TBI: Me, You & Us.”

DVBIC’s awareness initiative A Head for the Future provides a wealth of personal video stories of service members and veterans, their family members, caregivers, and providers sharing their experiences with TBI. Follow AHFTF on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels to share and support BIAM. #BIAMonth

BIAM Events

DVBIC regional education coordinators will host and participate in BIAM events throughout March. Activities vary at each DVBIC site and can include local educational events, provider trainings, professional meetings, and resource fairs. Follow us on Facebook to see what’s happening across the network. If you would like to speak with an REC, visit our Regional Education page to find one near you.

TBI Resources

DVBIC offers a variety of resources to support better understanding of TBI — prevention, recognition, treatment, and recovery — as well as tools for providers such as clinical recommendations to help diagnose, evaluate, and treat patients with TBI.

 

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