Alabama Head Injury Foundation
Families needed! Researchers at UAB would like to invite family caregivers to participate in a family-focused study to assess Family Quality of Life among caregivers of adults (19+ years of age) with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Caregivers may include many people, such as parents, siblings, spouses, partners, grandparents, adult children, etc. The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete. Click here to complete the online version. Please contact Stephen Firsing at (910) 232-6450 or email email@example.com if you would like to participate by telephone, have
a printed survey mailed to you, or if you have questions about the study.
Announcement from the UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System: Recruiting Caregivers of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, or
Burn Injury for a Health Information Needs Study - (click here for more details)_________________________________________________________________
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MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH!
Approximately 10,000 Alabamians receive traumatic brain injuries (TBI) each year. Of that number, 500 die and 1,500 become disabled.
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The AHIF mission is to improve the quality of life for people who have survived traumatic brain injuries and for their families.
The Alabama Head Injury Foundation (AHIF) was founded by professionals and families in 1983 to increase public awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and to stimulate the development of supportive services. Today, AHIF is among the largest state brain injury associations in the nation with model programs and statewide services.
Whether the injury is mild or severe the life of the injured person and their family is changed forever. The impact can be both emotionally and financially devastating. AHIF provides the information to help clients and families understand the results of injury. AHIF helps access available resources and provides services and programs which meet the unique needs of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) as well as spinal cord injury (SCI) in certain programs.
Traumatic Brain Injury Facts:
- Every 21 seconds one more person sustains a Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States.
- Every year, over 1.5 million Americans sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury.
- 5.3 million citizens (2% of U.S. population) live a life with a disability
due to a traumatic brain injury.
- In Alabama, over 1,500 people are disabled due to traumatic brain injury each year.
- Major causes of brain injuries are motor vehicle crashes 50%, falls 21%, assaults and violence 12%, sports and recreation 10%.