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Ability KC

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Kansas City Vision Performance Center

Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital

Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital

Menorah Medical Center

Mid America Rehabilitation Hospital

Minds Matter

NeuroRestorative

North Kansas City Hospital

Pate Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park

Saint Lukes Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute

Select Specialty Hospital Kansas City

The Dream Works





BIAA HOME : CONFERENCE REGISTRATION : KANSAS : PREVENTION

Brain Injury Prevention

A recent Kansas Department of Health and Environment report estimated that annually over 21,000 Kansans sustained a TBI. In addition, there are an unknown number of individuals that sustain the most common form of brain injury – the concussion. An estimated 2.4 million people in the U.S, including 475,000 children, sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. For these survivors, the struggle to regain independence is not a short term effort.  Since 1982, BIAKS has strived to improve the quality of life for those affected by brain injury.

BIAKS has continued to make the Bicycle Helmet Safety program a priority because studies have shown that helmet use provides a 63--88% reduction in the risk of head, brain and severe injury for all ages of bicyclists. An August 2008 US Consumer Product Safety Commission report found that the total annual cost of traffic-related bicyclist death and injury among children ages 14 and under is more than $2.2 billion. For every dollar spent on a bicycle helmet, it is estimated that the community saves $30 in direct medical costs.

Each year BIAKS gives away over 1,000 bicycle helmets to children in need. With each helmet, the child is educated on the importance of wearing the helmet correctly to prevent brain injury.

Videos on injury prevention are available in our lending library for any group.

To apply for our helmet program, please complete an application. Due to funding restrictions, not all requests can be filled. Please note, certain circumstances may require a volunteer from your organization to pick up helmets.

For more information on Prevention, go to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention’s site, and search the word “Heads Up”.

For more information on Concussions, go to the Brain Injury Association of America's Concussion Information Center.


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