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Concussion Awareness

Portland Parks & Recreation would like to create an opportunity for public discussion on concussion awareness. By raising awareness of the importance of recognizing a concussion, treating it appropriately and supporting the injured we can positively impact youth and families in Portland.

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon
The Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon, Inc. is a statewide 501(c)(3), not-for-profit association dedicated to creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy. http://biaoregon.org/

Brain Injury Association of America
The mission of the Brain Injury Association of America is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. The organization is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and to raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. With a network of state affiliates, local chapters and support groups, this is the voice of brain injury. http://www.biausa.org/

BrainLine org
BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating and living with traumatic brain injury. BrainLine includes a series of webcasts, an electronic newsletter and an extensive outreach campaign in partnership with national organizations concerned about traumatic brain injury. http://www.brainline.org/

Center for Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT)
CBIRT, a center under the office of Research, Innovation and Graduate Education at the University of Oregon, conducts research and training to improve the lives of children and adults with traumatic brain injury. CBIRT's research focuses on developing interventions to improve outcomes related to education, employability and quality of life. CBIRT training activities promote the use of best practices among educators and other professionals who serve individuals who have brain injuries. http://cbirt.org/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Concussion
This site provides general information about traumatic brain injury as well as concussion/mild traumatic brain injury. It includes an online education module for coaches, leagues and sports organizations. The CDC offers free materials that medical providers, athletes and coaches can download or receive in the mail. http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/index.html

Brain 101: The Concussion Playbook
School support for concussion awareness and management for coaches, educators, parents and athletes. http://brain101.orcasinc.com/