Which States Are Taking Head Injuries Seriously in Legislation?

Posted
September 9th 2018

Which states are taking the lead on concussions and head injury legislation? Here are the most common PeakMetrics phrases in bill texts by state, taking first the top five in each state, then taking the highest among those. The numbers are counts of bill texts, not total frequency within each bill.

Clearly Mississippi is leading here (hopefully not leading with its head). Of course, number is not the same as significance. 

But 317 is a large number of texts mentioning head injury in the past few years.

ms 317 head injury

ms 272 cord and head injury

ms 118 head injury trust fund

az 109 head injury

ma 65 head injury

il 51 head injury

fl 47 head injury

az 42 suspected concussion

az 42 risk of concussion

az 42 nature and risk of concussion

nj 32 head injury

ms 32 programs, head injury

ms 32 head injury programs

md 31 head injury

pa 28 head injury

ny 25 head injury

ne 22 head injury

il 22 deafness, head injury

mo 21 head injury

But some states are clearly lagging, as shown in the next list, especially big football states OH, LA, GA, AR, TX, and OK, that appear to be hiding their collective head (injuries) in the sand.  Perhaps the one or two bills in each of these states is comprehensive and significant, and passed or will pass. It would be easy to use #PeakMetrics to discover if that were the case.

ms 317 head injury

az 109 head injury

ma 65 head injury

il 51 head injury

fl 47 head injury

nj 32 head injury

md 31 head injury

pa 28 head injury

ny 25 head injury

ne 22 head injury

mo 21 head injury

us 19 head injury

sc 18 head injury

ri 17 head injury

in 17 head injury

al 15 head injury

va 14 head injury

tn 14 head injury

nc 11 head injury

ca 11 head injury

wv 10 head injury

ky 10 head injury

hi 10 head injury

ia 9 head injury

vt 8 head injury

ut 8 head injury

mn 8 head injury

ks 8 head injury

wi 7 head injury

or 7 head injury

mi 7 head injury

oh 6 head injury

la 6 head injury

wa 5 head injury

nh 5 head injury

id 5 head injury

ga 5 head injury

ar 5 head injury

ak 5 head injury

ct 3 head injury

wy 2 head injury

tx 2 head injury

ok 2 head injury

me 2 head injury

nm 1 head injury

nd 1 head injury

dc 1 head injury