In the summer of 2014 Health and human services leaders from the Northeast Texas region joined efforts to address the public health burden of brain injury in the region. Founding members of the Northeast Texas Brain Injury Collaborative (NETBIC) include the University of Texas in Tyler, the Center for Rural Community Health, the Piney Woods Regional Advisory Council and the Department of State Health Services Region 4/5. NETBIC has three major goals: 1) to educate local health care providers and other related professionals about brain injury, 2) to facilitate the best possible care for brain injury survivors and their families in the community, and 3) to reduce the impact brain injuries have on society through prevention.
NETBIC will host the second annual North East Texas Brain Injury Summit on March 7th, 2019 at UT Health Science Center of Tyler. This year’s Summit will focus on emerging and best practices for preventing, diagnosing and treating mild traumatic brain injuries.
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