US Department of Defense
BLAST INJURY RESEARCH
COORDINATING OFFICE
Advancing Blast Injury Research to Protect and Heal Those Who Serve

Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

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
Director
DOD Blast Injury Research Coordinating Office

Advancing Blast Injury Research to Protect and Heal Those Who Serve

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.

2022 Brain Injury Awareness Month Calendar


MAR 03
Spotlight on Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Center Camp Lejeune, a TBICoE Virtual Event

Updates from the Field, a TBICoE Virtual Event
MAR 04
Research in Art Therapy at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence
MAR 07
Research and Treatments for Post-Concussive Headaches, a TBICoE Virtual Event

Acute Concussion Pathway of Care: MACE 2 and PRA Training (1 of 2)
MAR 09
Better Together: Evidence-based Practice Management of Cognitive Group Therapy
MAR 14
Nutrition Therapy after Brain Injury
MAR 15
Management of Post-Traumatic Headache
MAR 16
TBI-Related Sleep Issues Research and Resources, a TBICoE Virtual Event

Acute Concussion Pathway of Care: MACE 2 and PRA Training (2 of 2)
MAR 17
Clinical Tools Training, a TBICoE Virtual Event
MAR 18
The Autonomic Nervous System after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
MAR 19
Brain Injury Awareness Day
MAR 21
Traumatic Brain Injury and Caregiver Programs in the Department of Veterans Affairs and Resources for Caregivers, a TBICoE Virtual Event

Additional Resources

Last modified: 24-Mar-2022