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A Head for the Future—A TBICoE Initiative

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A Head for the Future provides resources to help the military community prevent, recognize and recover from traumatic brain injury. Learn about TBI, download fact sheets, and read the stories aof service members and veterans who recognized TBI symptoms and got help.

Fact Sheets

A Head for the Future provides tips to be safe and prevent TBI during noncombat activities — such as driving, biking, riding and playing sports — as well as what to look out for if you hit your head.

See and download the Fact Sheets.


The military community is active — you’re on the go and you like to move fast. You tune up your motorcycles and bicycles and take to the open road. You’re good at sports, run fast, work hard and play hard. While others are rounding second, you’re scoring a home run. Service members, veterans, military spouses and kids — you’re a powerful force. And the best of the best are both powerful and smart. Knowing what can cause brain injuries and being smart about how to avoid them in your day-to-day activities will help you prevent TBI. The most common causes of TBI — such as motor vehicle crashes and falls — are preventable. Check your head before you get out and go — and whatever you do, think about safety and prevention.

You have the power to prevent TBI. Learn how.


Few people think about TBI unless they have one or know someone who has one. Know the signs and symptoms of brain injuries in adults and children, the common causes of TBI, and how it may impact mental health. Most concussions are diagnosed in noncombat settings: That’s why it’s time to start thinking about TBI and how to prevent it. It’s everyone’s duty to understand the injury and tell your families, line leaders and health care providers when you think you have been injured.

What is a TBI?


Recognizing the signs and symptoms of TBI is the first step. Your health care provider, whether in the military, at a Department of Veterans Affairs facility or in civilian life, will get you on the path to recovery.

Brain injury is treatable and recovery is possible. Learn how to get help.

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Last Updated: September 01, 2022
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