March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. The Department of Defense (DOD) is on the forefront of our understanding of traumatic brain injury and the Blast Injury Research Coordinating Office (BIRCO) plays a key role through research, education, and policy. We are pleased to share the activities of Brain Injury Awareness Month to continue to fulfill the Executive Agent responsibilities to make brain trauma-related research issues the premier focus, facilitate collaboration, and promote information sharing. In keeping with these responsibilities, BIRCO will highlight special events occurring throughout the month of March as well as draw attention to TBI-related research efforts that the government and non-profit organizations that are working on to increase awareness, provide educational material, and advance research and treatment opportunities for patients suffering from the consequences of TBI. Please take the time to check out this important information and learn how to get involved. #BIAMonth #BeTBIReady
LTC Jacob Johnson
DOD Blast Injury Research Coordinating Office
Identifying and treating TBI is a critical priority for DOD leadership. All deployed Service members involved in a potentially concussive event must receive treatment as outlined in the Department of Defense Instruction 6490.11: "DOD Policy Guidance for the Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion in the Deployed Setting," which was updated in 2018.
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