Tracking the silent epidemic and educating the public: CDC's traumatic brain injury-associated activities under the TBI Act of 1996 and the Children's Health Act of 2000

ArticleinJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 20(3):196-204 · May 2005with12 Reads
Impact Factor: 2.92 · DOI: 10.1097/00001199-200505000-00003 · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    The Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 1996 and the Children's Health Act of 2000 authorized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct several activities associated with traumatic brain injury. This article describes how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention responded to the legislation in 2 key areas: traumatic brain injury surveillance, and education and awareness.

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