Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a sudden trauma to the head resulting in damage to the brain and is sometimes referred to as a head injury or acquired brain injury. TBI is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or related to birth trauma. The patient may or may not have experienced a loss of consciousness at the time of the trauma. TBIs are categorized as mild, moderate, or severe and symptoms can range from relatively mild (dizziness, fatigue, headaches) to extremely serious (seizures, slurred speech, confusion, loss of coordination, vegetative state). - See more at:

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Injury Prevention and Control: Traumatic Brain Injury 

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to about 30% of all injury deaths.1 Every day, 138 people in the United States die from injuries that include TBI. Those who survive a TBI can face effects lasting a few days to disabilities which may last the rest of their lives. Effects of TBI can include impaired thinking or memory, movement, sensation (e.g., vision or hearing), or emotional functioning (e.g., personality changes, depression). These issues not only affect individuals but can have lasting effects on families and communities. Click here for full article.

Tramatic Brain Injury Virtual Program Center

This fact sheet highlights only the activities funded by the Federal TBI Program. Go to for information on additional State TBI activities.

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