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Community and Internet Resources


Prevention: Disability Specific Resources:

Brain Injury


See also Birth Injury.
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See our NHU page on Brain Injury Research for more information on what is being done in research to find the risk factors and causes to prevent Brain Injury and research on early interventions and treatments.

See our NHU page on Safety: Recreation and Sports for information on keeping people safe from concussion and other injuries.


National


American College of Sports Medicine Information on Concussion provides information for sports on What is a Concussion? and how to prevent Concussion through exercise, Concussion Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments, what to do to prevent disability and recover from concussion.

Brain Injury Association of America has a mission to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy. They offer an informative website that features a discussion of brain injury trauma and information on injury prevention.

New Sign Concussion in Sports This 2 page pamphlet from the American College of Sports Medicine provides information on what may Cause a concussion as well as the Symptoms to look out for, Diagnosis and Treatment of concussion, and Returning to Play. They also include a safety guide when starting or restarting a Complete Physical Activity Program. Display this pamphlet whereever coaches, parents and players can become more aware of the prevention of concussion.

Disability in America toward a National Agenda for Prevention – Andrew M. Pope and Alvin R. Tarlov Editors Committee on a National Agenda for the Prevention of Disabilities, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 1991. “This report goes beyond the traditional medical model to consider and address the needs of people with disabling conditions after those conditions exist and after they have been "treated" and "rehabilitated." Prevention of the initial condition (primary prevention) is certainly important, but the emphasis in this report is on developing interventions that can prevent pathology from becoming impairment, impairment from becoming functional limitation, functional limitation from becoming disability, and any of these conditions from causing secondary conditions.”

New Sign Heads Up from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Keeping children and teens healthy and safe is always a top priority. Whether you are a parent, youth sports coach, school coach, school professional, or health care provider, this site will help you recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.

New Sign Keep Your Head About You – And Keep Your Kid from Losing Theirs This website is lawyer sponsored by the Lamber and Goodnow Firm, however, they provide a wealth of information on the impact traumatic brain injuries has on youth and professional athletes, as well as a call to action on how to make contact sports safer for everyone through a National Mandate for Concussion Awareness Training.

NHU Report on the Prevention of Disabilities - Spring 2015    Read about the rising prevalence of developmental disabilities, the impact of developmental disabilities and the need for data for research. ----We all know to move forward on any problem facing mankind requires research.  We are stating, in order to protect children of the future, newborns, their parents and society from disabilities, we should broaden the scope of data collected through the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth. This update to our existing data system would be more easily adopted and is necessary to more effectively meet current research needs for the purpose of preventing disabilities.   Existing data collected is vague and not in sync with the rapid advances in medicine for today. Where is the data on birth brain injury in America?


International


Canada

New Sign Concussion Toolkit for Parents, Players and Coaches this Concussion Awareness Training Tool from the British Columbia Injury and Prevention Unit provides a wealth of information on how to provide support to children who have suffered a concussion. For Parents: information and resources for parents to help manage a child with a concussion, for Players: helpful videos to teach players about concussion, and for Coaches: information and tools to help coaches manage a player with a concussion.


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