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Traumatic Brain Injury Fact Sheet

Description:

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the top cause of disability in the United States and is the signature injury of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. While it affects the lives of millions of Americans each year, TBI remains a mystery to most Americans and the doctors and healthcare professionals that serve these individuals. 

This fact sheet is meant to raise awareness about TBI.

Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Access to Care, Chronic Disease, Disability, Health Equity, Health Promotion and Health Education, Injury Prevention, Mental Health, Minority, Physical Activity, Risk Communication, Traffic Safety, Vulnerable Populations

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

NACCHO Health & Disability Workgroup

Submitted:

07/08/2010

Modified:

04/15/2014

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