#ConcussionMonday on Twitter
Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center has launched the #ConcussionMonday initiative to help foster awareness about concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Our goal is to use Twitter and other social media platforms to provide facts, instill hope by sharing patient success stories, promote awareness by presenting news stories centered on concussion and TBI, and build a support network by engaging other social media users who post frequently about concussion.
Each Monday, Barrow (@BarrowNeuro) will post tweets that we hope concussion and TBI patients, doctors, and family members will find useful. Keep a lookout for #ConcussionMonday, coming to a Twitter feed near you!
About the BRAINS Program and Barrow Concussion Network
Barrow, under the leadership of Dr. Javier Cardenas, recently created the Barrow Concussion Network, the nation’s most comprehensive concussion prevention, treatment, and education program for young athletes. The network includes Barrow Brainbook, the first mandated education and test for student athletes in the United States. The program also includes voluntary pre-injury testing, postinjury medical resources, and groundbreaking research on student athletes in Arizona who have sustained concussions.
The network is a partnership between Barrow, the Arizona Interscholastic Association, the Arizona Cardinals and A.T. Still University. Barrow also played an integral role in helping to write concussion legislation in Arizona.