Jan 5, Help For People With Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Heard On Route 51
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Annually, about 2 and a half million people sustain a traumatic brain injury, which can lead to disability and even death. It is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults ages 1 to 44, according to the Brain Trauma Foundation. This year, UW-Eau Claire was awarded a grant to expand access to services for people with traumatic brain injuries – aiding in the effort to strengthen advocacy efforts and increase access to information, referrals and resources.

Shereen Siewert welcomes UW Eau Claire’s Dr. Jerry Hoepner and Audrey Nelson, executive director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin, for a look at their efforts to address health care disparities for people with traumatic brain injuries, with support from the new federal grant.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Ezra Wall Producer
  • Joy Ratchkramer Producer
  • Dr. Jerry Hoepner Guest
  • Audrey Nelson Guest