NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the NFL season closes with concussion again as a central issue facing the league, the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ), with funding from Partners For Health Foundation, has launched a new website to provide the most current information about concussions, the management of concussion, and making return-to-play decisions.
Helpfully called SportsConcussion.com, the site is equipped with extensive resources, links and videos to help parents, coaches, athletic trainers, school nurses, teachers, advisors, physicians and athletes know the signs and symptoms of concussion and what to do if a concussion is suspected.
"All eyes will be on New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII, making it an ideal opportunity to spread the message that concussions are brain injuries and need to be taken seriously," states Barbara Geiger-Parker, BIANJ's President and CEO. "The need for parents and coaches to understand concussion and the roles of the various professionals who work in the field of concussion is essential."
The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey has a lengthy history in educating the public on the importance of the identification, treatment, and management of sports concussions. In 2006 BIANJ held the Concussion in Youth Sports Summit at Giants Stadium, which brought together leaders of state and national organizations committed to the health and safety of today's youth. That set the wheels in motion for a statewide campaign to develop a law aimed at protecting New Jersey's student athletes. As a result, on December 2, 2010, Governor Christie established the New Jersey Concussion Law, which mandates that steps be taken to ensure the safety of student-athletes in New Jersey.
About the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey
Established in 1981, the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) is a statewide nonprofit organization that services more than 10,000 individuals annually through its family support, advocacy, and education and prevention programs. Over the last 30 years, BIANJ has brought together people with brain injury, their families and friends, and concerned allied health professionals to improve the quality of life people experience after brain injury. For more information, please visit www.bianj.org.
SOURCE Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey