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Isn't it time for a National Brain Injury Plan?

Earlier this week, Congress voted unnanimously to create a national plan to combat Alzheimer's disease.  The bill would establish a National Alzheimer's Project within the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate the nation's approach to research, treatment and caregiving.

This same approach needs to to undertaken for Traumatic Brain Injury, which is truly a national health epidemic. 

There must be a coordinated plan for brain injury research and best practices for the rehabilitation of victims of brain trauma.  There must also be a coordinated national education plan for preventing sports concussions and the recognition of the signs and symptoms of a concussion.

Let's hope that the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force introduces similar legislation for traumatic brain injury in the next session of Congress



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