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What is TBI?

The Facts

  • In the US, an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a TBI each year.
  • In Tennessee, about 7,500 people a year are admitted to the hospital for traumatic brain injury.
  • Concussion is the most common type of brain injury. A person does not have to lose consciousness to have a concussion.
  • Traumatic brain injury is sometimes also called “closed head injury“, “concussion” or “mild TBI”.
  • Males are twice as likely as females to sustain a TBI.
  • In Tennessee, the three leading causes of TBI are falls, motor vehicle accidents and homicide or violent injuries.
  • Using a seatbelt and wearing a helmet are the best ways to prevent a TBI.

TBI Program Services Information Clearinghouse 

The TBI Program is the central office for brain injury information in the state. Numerous materials including articles, books, videos, and pamphlets are available to survivors, family members and professionals. A comprehensive resource directory. The Traumatic Brain Injury Services Directory and Resource Guide is distributed statewide. A toll-free number (1-800-882-0611) is available to give immediate information regarding traumatic brain injury to individuals all across Tennessee.