Save Your Spot!
Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Family & Professional’s Conference. Plan on joining us Thursday and Friday, October 10-11, 2019 at the Utah Valley Convention Center located in Provo, UT. This year’s event includes a Gala and a concussion class. Click here to learn more!
Have a brain injury? Need help?
We are thrilled to let you know that tickets are now available for this year's Family & Professionals Conference. This year we are adding a half-day concussion training on Thursday, October 10th, along with a Gala that evening. Who Should Attend: Individuals with...
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Did you know?
- Every 23 seconds, one person in the U.S. sustains a brain injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a silent yet serious epidemic currently leaving 5.3 million Americans with disabilities. This represents over- 2% of the US population; 56,000 victims in Utah alone!
- Falls are the leading cause of TBI. Rates are highest for children aged 0-4 years and for adults aged 75 years and older.
- Motor vehicle-traffic injury is the leading cause of TBI-related death. Rates are highest for adults aged 20-24 years.
- There was a 62% increase in fall-related TBI seen in emergency departments among children aged 14 years and younger from 2002 to 2006.
- Every 7 minutes, someone dies of a brain injury
- One death every day and one brain injury every four minutes can be prevented by the use of helmets in recreational activities, including skiing and biking.
- An estimated 1.7 million people sustain a TBI annually.
- 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized, and 1.365 million, nearly 80% are treated and released from an emergency department.
- In Utah, 500 die, over 2,000 are hospitalized and 20,000 are treated and released from an emergency department each year.