CDC's Injury Center encourages you to spread the word about ways to prevent traumatic brain injury, including concussion. Traumatic brain injury is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to about 30% of all injury deaths.
A traumatic brain injury-or TBI-is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head and can affect how a person feels, thinks, acts, and learns. A TBI not only impacts the life of an individual and their family, but it also has a large societal and economic toll.
The good news is that most TBIs can be prevented.