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A Head for the Future Empowers Service Members to Prevent TBI

Photo of man adjusting bike helmet with text: Make  sure your helmet fits properly
Photo courtesy of A Head for the Future

Service members face the risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on a daily basis. Just as precautions are useful in a combat zone to protect your head, you also need to take measures in your everyday life to stay safe. A Head for the Future created a video to illustrate good practices in TBI prevention.

Many people think of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a combat risk. However, most service members experience TBIs in non-deployed settings. That’s why the A Head for the Future “Power to Prevent” public service announcement video focuses on how to stay safe in everyday situations. 

The video, shot from the perspective of a service member, features a variety of everyday activities: cycling, playing sports, riding a motorcycle and just hanging out with friends. Each of these activities can result in a bump or jolt to the head — and potential TBI.

The most common causes of non-combat-related brain injuries are falls, motor vehicle collisions, sports-related incidents and training accidents. Fortunately, you can reduce the risk of brain injury by making your safety a priority. The “Power to Prevent” video shows you how.

A Head for the Future has many more great TBI prevention and recovery stories. Check them out today!

 

 

 

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This page was last updated on: April 18, 2017.