Tag: United States Brain Injury Alliance

The United States Brain Injury Alliance (USBIA), in preparation for several meetings with the congressional staff working on the reauthorization of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Act, conducted a needs assessment of its 20 state member organizations in February, 2013 to identify the most pressing needs faced by people with brain injury and their caregivers.

A new brain imaging study makes a pretty compelling case for not talking on the phone while driving — even if you’re using a hands-free headset. Researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital found that if a driver talks on the phone while making a left turn, even when it’s on a hands-free device, there is decreased activation in

Unintentional injuries and violence are the leading causes of death, hospitalization, and disability for children ages 1-18. These fact sheets provide a state snapshot of data on the injury-related Maternal and Child Health Block Grant National Performance Measures and Health Status Indicators, with a special focus on disparities based on race, gender, and rural/urban residence. 

Seat belt use continues to be higher in states with primary enforcement seat belt laws according to a study released by CDC’s Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention in the Journal of Safety Research. The study summarizes trends in self-reported seat belt use from 2002 to 2010 and compares 2010 seat belt use in states with