AmeriHealth NJ Gives Consumers a Heads Up on Concussions

Cranbury, NJ - July 10, 2012 - AmeriHealth NJ today announced the release of its Concussion Infographic, the latest in a series of visual infographics the company has created in an effort to provide consumers with important information in an easy-to-understand way.

AmeriHealth NJ’s Concussion Infographic addresses a variety of topics related to concussions including:

  • Treatment and prevention
  • What to do if you have a concussion
  • Levels of severity
  • Stats on high school injuries
  • Other safety measures

“When creating the concussion infographic we especially had teens and adolescents in mind,” said Mike Munoz, vice president of sales and marketing for AmeriHealth NJ. “Concussions are a hot topic in sports today, and not just among the pros. We partner with a lot of organizations that work with kids who are active in sports and see this as a unique way to address an important issue.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury each year.

“Many people might be surprised to learn that most concussions occur without loss of consciousness,”¹ said Dr. Lisa Blondin, senior medical director for AmeriHealth NJ. “It’s not only important to know the signs of a concussion, but also how to treat one.”

Visit AmeriHealth NJ’s website to view the Concussion Infographic and others in the series.

About AmeriHealth NJ 
AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. and AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey (collectively, AmeriHealth New Jersey) provide health insurance coverage to employers and individuals throughout New Jersey. The company has the largest provider network in New Jersey*, and that network includes access to hospitals and doctors across the nation. The company is also committed to offering value-added insurance solutions for customers through its innovative wellness and incentive programs and benefits designs.

The company’s managed care plan, AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. is accredited by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

AmeriHealth New Jersey and its affiliates are a growing group of insurance and health companies whose product portfolios include health insurance, workers’ compensation, property and casualty insurance, and management services. AmeriHealth New Jersey headquarters are located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information on AmeriHealth, visit www.amerihealthnj.com.

¹Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

* Based on analysis done through an independent source.

Media Contact

Jill Roman
Manager, Public Relations
AmeriHealth New Jersey
(609) 662-2454
Jill.Roman@AmeriHealth.com