Brain Injury Awareness Week 2017 - brain injury in the military

  • 8/19/2017
  • Advocacy

For 2017's National Brain Injury Awareness Week (August 21-27, 2017) Headwest is joining Brain Injury Australia in advancing the recognition of brain injury in the military and beyond.  

"Brain injury has been referred to as the “signature injury” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over 300,000 United States Armed Forces veterans have sustained a brain injury – sometimes the result of improvised explosive devices, pictured below – just since 2003’s Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1 in every 10 Australian Defence Force personnel who have served in the Middle East “reported the criteria for a new mild traumatic brain injury.”  Nick Rushworth, Executive Officer, Brain Injury Australia

For more information and resources on brain injury in military please visit the Brain Injury Australia website at