Brain injury changes lives and affects families. It is the leading cause of death and disability among young people in North Carolina. Brain injury affects 5 times more people annually than breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, spinal cord injury, and MS combined. Brain injury can strike anyone, at anytime, anywhere, and is a growing problem.
Specialized training would better equip our schools’ faculties to appropriately serve children with a brain injury in the classroom.
Sports and recreational concussions have increased by 60% in the last decade. Youth sport coaching staffs would benefit from more information about concussion prevention and post-concussion care.
There is a significant increase of brain injury among returning military service members who will require long-term care in North Carolina communities. Military families do not qualify for Veterans’ services, and need a great deal of training and support.
Brain injury is a major public health concern from both a financial and a social perspective, which is not addressed in our current health care system.
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