Today, Republican and Democrat members of the Ohio House united to pass House Concurrent Resolution 8, which was sponsored by Rep. Mike Stinziano (D-Columbus). HCR 8 designates March 2011 as Brain Injury Awareness Month in Ohio, in an effort to raise awareness about prevention and treatment of brain injuries such as blunt force trauma as well as strokes, aneurysms and brain tumors.

Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) released the following statement regarding the passage of HCR 8:

“I’m very pleased that HCR 8 passed unanimously from the Ohio House. It is important that Ohioans be informed about ways to prevent and immediately treat external trauma as well as injury caused by other medical conditions. To bring about a brighter, more prosperous future for Ohio, our citizens must make educated decisions about their health and wellness, and the passage of HCR 8 is a vital step.

As Speaker of the House, I am committed to considering and passing quality Democrat-sponsored legislation that will have a positive impact on all Ohioans. I look forward to continuing working with the minority caucus on measures that will improve the quality of life in Ohio.”


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