MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH
Learn how you can be an active part of this year’s campaign!
For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Alliance of Vermont (BIAVT) has proudly been observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year.
The theme for this year’s campaign is Brain Injury A to Z #braininjuryatoz
This March, in recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month, the United States Brain Injury Alliance (USBIA) is taking steps to increase awareness about brain injuries, including prevention, recognition, and response.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Of those individuals, 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized, and 1.4 million are treated and released from an emergency department.
By taking part in our Brain Injury Awareness Month campaign, you can unite with the millions of citizens living with brain injury and their families who are taking action to ensure their voices are heard. There are lots of ways you can help promote brain injury awareness in your community, especially electronically. Arm yourself with the tools you need to share your connection to our cause, raise awareness about brain injuries, and help distribute our materials!
How to Get Involved During Brain Injury Awareness Month
- Talk with someone with a brain injury and listen to their story;
- Share your brain injury story on your social media accounts using the hashtag #braininjuryatoz
- Send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper explaining to your community why they should care about brain injuries (See downloadable template, below!);
- Talk to your employer and businesses you patronize about their practices for recruiting and hiring people with brain injury; and
- Contact your legislatures, today, and let them know you expect them to enact public policy to assist people with brain injuries.
Join the Brain Injury Alliance of Vermont & The United States Brain Injury Alliance, during the month of March, to help raise awareness.