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Guide to writing about traumatic brain injury in news and social media
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    The What and Why: TBI Is a preventable public health issue -- The Who: groups at risk for TBI the when and how: tips for accurate reporting and story development -- The Where: resources for more information -- References.

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of injury-related death and disability in the United States.

    As a writer, you may cover a story about an athlete, celebrity, or veteran who has a TBI. This guide can help you with the facts and suggest areas you may want to cover to help raise awareness in your community. It has been created to help media writers, editors, and bloggers craft compelling stories and highlight ways to help prevent TBIs, from all causes, to help safeguard the health of all Americans.

    Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Guide to Writing about Traumatic Brain Injury in News and Social Media. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2015.

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