About Concussions

A concussion, or generally referred to as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) can be caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head OR by a hit to the body that causes the brain and body to move rapidly back and forth or side to side. This sudden movement can cause the brain to move or bounce around in the skull which can lead to damaging brain cells and creating chemical changes in the brain.

Concussions are the most common traumatic brain injury that individuals sustain annually and can lead to acute (short term) or chronic (long term) symptoms. All concussion should be taken seriously and seek proper medical treatment.


National Concussion Awareness Day

National Concussion Awareness Day ® was founded in 2016 by Brooke Mills, who suffered a concussion as a freshman in high school. Concussions have become an epidemic in the United States, with millions of mild traumatic brain injuries yearly. National Concussion Awareness Day ® aims to create an opportunity for public discussion of this issue. We can positively impact lives nationwide by raising awareness of the importance of recognizing a concussion, treating it appropriately, and supporting the injured.

For more information and to learn more please visit the Website

National Concussion Awareness Day is September 15th, 2023!


The Governor’s Council on Spinal and Head Injuries is funding educational events to raise awareness around concussions and educate the public on how you can prevent concussions. The events are being hosted by Empowerment Research, LLC, free to the public, and will be held virtually. 

Check out the Event Page for more information and to register.

Concussion Information

REAP Concussion Management – English

REAP Concussion Management – English

Rocky Mountain Youth Sports Medicine Institute the REAP Project for good concussion management (REAP – Reduce, Educate, Accommodate, Pace). How to create a Community-Based Concussion Management programs involving families, schools and medical professionals.

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Additional  Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

What is a Concussion

CDC – Heads Up

Concussion Program

Brain Injury Association of America


Concussion Legacy Foundation

What is a Concussion


Concussion in Kids


Sports Concussions

Your Child's Brain

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