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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Beatty Marks National Brain Injury Awareness Month

Mar 26, 2018
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Beatty Marks National Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, a month-long observation to elevate the importance of brain injury awareness and the need for an increased research fund. In response, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) released the following statement:

“Every year, more than 25 million Americans experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In other words, you likely know someone who has had a traumatic brain injury. That is why federal investment is needed to advance groundbreaking treatment and research, so that we can better understand, treat and prevent TBI. Yes, together we can support more Americans living with TBI on the road to recovery."

A longtime advocate of people with neurological disorders, Beatty has spearheaded efforts in Congress to improve TBI research and treatment. This Congress, Beatty reintroduced the Return to Work Awareness Act of 2017, H.R. 1128, a bill to improve the employability of individuals affected by TBI, heart attack, stroke and other serious health issues. Beatty also authored the Concussion Awareness and Education Act, a bill to create a comprehensive research program within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the treatment, surveillance and prevention of concussion injuries, and has consistently urged an increase in federal funding for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

To learn more about National Brain Injury Awareness Month, please visit the Brain Injury Association of America's website. Also, be sure to join in the conversation online by using #ChangeYourMind and #BIA2018.