ThinkFirst Foundation

Published: December 16, 2006  |  Source: ThinkFirst Foundation
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ThinkFirst Foundation
ThinkFirst Foundation

Each year an estimated 500,000 persons sustain brain and spinal cordinjuries in the United States. The most frequent causes of theseinjuries are motor vehicle crashes, falls, sports and recreation,especially diving, and violence. Children and teens are at high-riskfor these devastating injuries, many of which are preventable.ThinkFirst, the National Injury Prevention Programs award-winningpublic education efforts target this high-risk age group.