Heads Up: Concussion
Each year, U.S. emergency departments (EDs) treat an estimated 173,285 sports- and recreation-related TBIs, including concussions, among children and adolescents, from birth to 19 years. (MMWR October 2011) Children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover than adults. CDC has created free tools for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, athletes, and health care professionals that provide important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.
Celebrating 10 Years of Being Heads Up to Concussion!
Learn how CDC's Heads Up has helped to raise awareness of the need for improved prevention, recognition, and response to concussion and other serious brain injuries in the Heads Up 10 Year Anniversary Viewbook.
Remember: Don’t Hide it. Report it. Take Time to Recover. It’s Better to Miss One Game than the Whole Season.