For brain injury assistance
Johnson, MA, LCDCIII
Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (RSC)
Injury Program Specialist
800. 282. 4536
Brain Injury Association of
855 Grandview Ave., Suite 225
Columbus, OH 43215
(800) 444-6443 (Toll-free in
(614) 481-7100 (Local)
(614) 481-7103 (Fax)
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Concussion and Youth
Long-time BIAOH member, Sam Nesser,
signs House Bill 143 into law with Governor John Kasich
Voting ballots for BIAOH Board of
Trustees positions have been mailed. Candidates
personal statements, a copy of the new
proposed bylaws, and a
summary of the proposed bylaw changes are available for further
Concussions in Youth Sports
What's the problem?
Between 1.6-3.8 million sports and recreation
related concussions occur in the United States each year, a rate
categorized as "epdicemic" by the CDC (Centers for Disease
Control). For young people aged 15 to 24, sports are the
second leading cause of traumatic brain injury behind only
motor vehicle crashes.
Concussions are traumatic brain injuries,
and can have serious cumulative effects that may produce
long-lasting negative life changes.
How can you
Support Ohio House bill 143, which seeks to
create significantly safer return-to-play guidelines in order to
properly treat and diagnose athletes who have sustained
concussions. Learn more about the bill at the Ohio Athletic
Trainers' Association site
your State Representative and/or
Representative Lynn Wachtmann (Chair of the Health and Aging
Committee), and urge them to call the bill to committee.
Create awareness of concussion effects,
prevalence, and safety in all youth sports and activities.
Read and distribute the
Sheet that covers concussion
statistics, guidelines, and an overview of
HB 143. Also check out the
CDC's Heads-Up Concussion Guide on the dangers and frequency
of concussions among young athletes.
Watch the CDC's Heads-Up concussion video about a young
woman whose life changed after having a concussion.
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