BIALA is committed to preventing injuries by educating the public on risk factors and behaviors that contribute to brain and spinal cord injury. Our areas of focus are on bicycle safety and concussion prevention in sports. We support and disseminate the educational information for the following programs: Helmets on Heads, in conjunction with the ThinkFirst Foundation for bicycle safety, and Heads Up: Concussion in Sports, in conjunction with the CDC for concussion awareness and prevention.
ThinkFirst Injury Prevention Foundation – Helmet on Heads
We are dedicated to encouraging and educating bike riders of all ages on the importance of wearing a helmet. Everyone has a role to play in bike safety, including parents and caregivers, elected officials, schools, health care professionals, community-based organizations, and private sector companies. Helmets on Heads offers educational handouts and opportunities to help everyone get involved and take action in protecting themselves and those around them. Please visit the ThinkFirst Foundation website www.thinkfirst.org for complete details about the program.
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) – Heads Up: Concussion in Sports
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes. The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion. Please visit the CDC website www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup for complete details about the initiative.
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