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A Silent Epidemic. EVERY 15 SECONDS SOMEONE HAS A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY. TBI in the United States. At least 1.5 million TBIs occur in the United States each year. 60,000 Deaths. 373,000 Hospitalizations. 1,111,000 Emergency Department Visits.

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EVERY 15 SECONDS

SOMEONE HAS A

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

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TBI in the United States

At least

1.5 million

TBIs occur in the United States

each year

60,000

Deaths

373,000

Hospitalizations

1,111,000

Emergency Department Visits

??? Receiving Other Medical Care or No Care

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Traumatic

Brain

Injury

1,500,000

Breast

Cancer

176,000

HIV/AIDS

40,000

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2006

IMPACT of TBI

    • ~ Leading cause of Death ages 1-45
    • ~ 80,000 w/ disability due to TBI
  • ~ 5,300,000 Living with Disabilities

Cost of TBI

60 Billion !!!!

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CLINICALCARE

RESEARCH

Can We Make a Difference ?

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RESEARCH

National Institutes of Health

FY2007 28.8 Billion

Traumatic Brain Injury

FY2007 86 Million

0.3% of Total Budget !

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RESEARCH

National Institutes of Health

Small Pox

Eradicated in the US in 1949

Worldwide in 1977

NIH FY2007 126 Million

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RESEARCH

National Institutes of Health

RAISE AWARESS OF TBI

86 million vs. 60 billion ?

Funding must match the

Burden of the disease

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828 Centers Surveyed

Hesdorffer et al: J Trauma (2002)

CLINICAL CARE

433 “TBI Centers”

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TBI Care 2002

Compliance with

TBI Guidelines

FullPartNon

Level I 26% 20% 54%

Level II 10% 15% 75%

Level III 6% 22% 72%

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CLINICAL CARE

RAISE AWARESS OF TBI

26% Compliance ?

Regional Neurotrauma

Centers

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One Person

Can Make a Difference

ashlyn dyer foundation
ASHLYN DYER FOUNDATION

What Can Be Done ?

RAISE AWARESS OF TBI

Societal Change

Political Change

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ASHLYN DYER FOUNDATION

Can YOU Make a Difference ?

Silence the TBI Epidemic