Original ArticlesTracking the Silent Epidemic and Educating the Public: CDC's Traumatic Brain Injury—Associated Activities Under the TBI Act of 1996 and the Children's Health Act of 2000Langlois, Jean A. ScD, MPH; Marr, Angela MPH; Mitchko, Jane MEd, CHES; Johnson, Renee L. MSPH, RPTAuthor Information National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga. Corresponding author: Jean A. Langlois, ScD, MPH, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, MS F-41, Atlanta, GA 30341 (e-mail: JAL7@cdc.gov). The Issue Editors sincerely thank Wesley Rutland-Brown, the Assistant to the Editor, for his invaluable help with this manuscript. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation: May-June 2005 - Volume 20 - Issue 3 - p 196-204 Buy Abstract The Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 1996 and the Children's Health Act of 2000 authorized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct several activities associated with traumatic brain injury. This aricle describes how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention responded to the legislation in 2 key areas: traumatic brain injury surveillance, and education and awareness. © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.