Traumatic Brain Injury / Concussion
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury that affects how the brain works. TBI is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. Anyone can experience a TBI, but data suggest that some groups are at greater risk for getting a TBI or having worse health outcomes after the injury.
About 176 Americans died from
TBI-related injury each day in 2020.
There were more than 223,000
TBI-related hospitalizations in 2019
In 2019, about 15% of all U.S. high-school students self-reported one or more sports or recreation-related concussions within the preceding 12 months.
- CDC Reports:
- CDC Programs:
- At a Glance: CDC uses TBI data and research to save lives [PDF – 108 KB]
- HEADS UP to Healthcare Providers online training is now available on CDC Train
- HEADS UP to School Professionals online training is now available on CDC Train
- Key Practice-Changing Recommendations in the CDC Pediatric mTBI Guideline
- Partner Activities:
- Oklahoma Strengthens Pediatric Concussion Efforts Through School Survey
- Utah Provides Traumatic Brain Injury Training for Homeless Shelters
- Implementing a Violence Prevention Program for Juvenile Offenders
- Are Concussion Laws Effective? (Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
- Washington Pushes for Prevention-Focused TBI Legislation
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