Brain Injury Canada issued a statement announcing the momentous collaboration with Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium (CTRC) to produce a position paper calling for the official classification of moderate to severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a chronic condition in Canada.
This announcement represents a significant milestone in the recognition and proposed designation of moderate to severe TBI, an issue that affects Canadians of all ages. The condition primarily arises from motor vehicle collisions among the younger population and falls among the elderly, making it the leading cause of death and disability in children, youth, and adults under the age of 40.
The collaboration between Brain Injury Canada and the Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium (CTRC) paves the way for better understanding, management, and support for individuals and families grappling with the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries. By officially classifying TBI as a chronic condition, it is hoped that the necessary resources and attention will be directed towards improving patient care, fostering research advancements, and ultimately enhancing the overall quality of life for those impacted by this condition across Canada.
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National Strategy on Brain Injury
The CGB Centre for Traumatic Life Losses, Brain Injury Canada, BC Brain Injury Association, and Cowichan Brain Injury Society are also calling upon the federal government to establish a National Strategy on Brain Injury. Bill C-277 has received its first reading. Following certification, ePetition #4266 in support of Bill C-277 was tabled in the House of Commons and awaits debate.