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One of BIAV's recent public awareness campaigns for Brain Injury Awareness Month focused on sports concussion. The campaign was multifaceted and involved a lot of work by a great many partners. It included public service announcements (PSA’s), an aggressive effort to get related stories covered by local media, and collaboration with our network of support groups, state agencies, and community based brain injury programs to disseminate sports concussion posters and fact sheets.

The PSA’s emphasize early identification and proper management of sports concussion. We had student athletes, parents, and a physician share compelling stories of their experience with concussions; special thanks go to our “talent”: Ann Gill, Peter Mancuso, Jody Power, Rylie Power, Tim Dustan, and Dr. Mike Petrizzi. 

This campaign was funded in part by grant #10-003A from the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) funded the air time for the Brain Injury Prevention Public Service Announcements. (For more information about the prevention of brain injuries visit

The contents of the PSA’s are the sole responsibility of the BIAV and do not necessarily represent the official views of DARS or VDH.

To view the PSAs, please visit our You Tube page.

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