March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. In recognition, we’d like to share ways to avoid traumatic brain injury—or TBI.

A 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. Help keep yourself and loved ones safe by:

  • Using the right car seat or booster seat for your child’s age, height, and weight.
  • Wearing a seat belt each and every time you ride in a car.
  • Taking steps to prevent falls—especially among young children and older adults.
  • Wearing the right helmet, that fits well, during sports and recreation activities.