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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
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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!




Comments (4)

  • Is Encephalitis a traumatic brain injury? If not what is it?

    • Victor, we will have our subject matter experts provide more information.

  • There are service academies that require all Cadets to take boxing in order to graduate. Recently in connection with the multi district litigation against the NCAA, subpoenas were sent to service academies and senior military colleges ONLY to students who had participated in NCAA in an attempt to monitor any cognitive changes since they played. However since Cadets at the academies must take boxing in order to graduate parents and Cadets have not been apprised of the risks attendant to this required course. As an individual with a TBI I find it hard to believe and all cadets and their parents are not apprised of the risks of boxing. Unfortunately I do not know how to address this issue

    • Maxine, that's an interesting question! We will reach out to our subject matter experts.

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