130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. C. R. No. 8  As Adopted by the House
As Adopted by the House

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
2011-2012
H. C. R. No. 8


Representative Stinziano 

Cosponsors: Representatives O'Brien, Fende, Adams, J., Adams, R., Anielski, Antonio, Ashford, Baker, Balderson, Barnes, Beck, Blair, Blessing, Boose, Brenner, Bubp, Buchy, Budish, Butler, Carey, Carney, Celeste, Coley, Combs, DeGeeter, Derickson, Dovilla, Driehaus, Duffey, Foley, Gardner, Garland, Gentile, Gerberry, Gonzales, Goyal, Grossman, Hackett, Hagan, C., Hagan, R., Hall, Hayes, Heard, Henne, Hottinger, Huffman, Johnson, Landis, Letson, Luckie, Lundy, Maag, Mallory, McClain, McGregor, McKenney, Mecklenborg, Milkovich, Newbold, Okey, Peterson, Phillips, Pillich, Ramos, Reece, Rosenberger, Ruhl, Schuring, Sears, Slaby, Slesnick, Sprague, Stautberg, Stebelton, Stinziano, Sykes, Szollosi, Thompson, Uecker, Weddington, Williams, Winburn, Young, Yuko Speaker Batchelder 



A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
Declaring March 2011 as Brain Injury Awareness Month in Ohio.


BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF OHIO
(THE SENATE CONCURRING):


       WHEREAS,  The members of the 129th General Assembly of Ohio are pleased to designate the month of March 2011 as Brain Injury Awareness Month in Ohio; and

       WHEREAS,   Traumatic Brain Injury is not degenerative or congenital in nature, but it is rather caused by an external physical force or other medical conditions, including strokes, aneurysms, and brain tumors, that produces a diminished or altered state of consciousness. TBI may result in impairments of cognitive abilities, physical functioning, disturbance of behavioral and/or emotional functioning, and even death. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, 1.5 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury each year, an estimated 5.3 Americans currently live with disabilities resulting from a traumatic brain injury, and more than 50,000 people die each year as a result of TBI; and 

       WHEREAS,   In an effort to reduce the incidences of brain injuries, it is imperative that Ohioans educate themselves on ways to prevent such injuries from occuring and seek immediate treatment if they do. Widespread public support is needed to understand traumatic brain injuries, find cures, and provide access to available life-saving therapies. The Ohio Brain Injury Association of Ohio is helping this cause by providing advocacy, education, and research to prevent occurances and improve diagnosis and treatment; and

       WHEREAS,  The future of our state and nation is, to a large measure, dependent on the health of our children and families, and good health can be achieved, in part, through responsible habits learned early and reinforced throughout life, including wearing a bike helmet and fastening a safety belt while in the car. Through heightened awareness and promotion of prevention practices, the prevalance of TBI can be greatly reduced; therefore be it

       RESOLVED,  That we, the members of the 129th General Assembly of Ohio, in adopting this Resolution, designate March 2011 as Brain Injury Awareness Month in the State of Ohio and encourage all citizens to learn about traumatic brain injuries and support those affected by them; and be it further

       RESOLVED,  That the Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit duly authenticated copies of this Resolution to and the Brain Injury Association of Ohio and the news media of Ohio.


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