Research Brief: Improving outcomes among Hispanic children with traumatic brain injury

Research Brief: Improving outcomes among Hispanic children with traumatic brain injury

By: Administrator Date: March 21st, 2018

HIPRC associate member Nathalia Jimenez, M.D., MPH, is working to understand and improve outcomes after concussion and traumatic brain injury among Hispanic youth. Over the past three years, her project has studied rehabilitation services, barriers, facilitators and interventions among Latino families of children with traumatic brain injuries.

Now in the fourth year of the five-year project, Jimenez is partnering with Community Latino leaders to help educate families about brain injury prevention. Funding sources for the project include a K-23 NICHD grant and a grant from the Washington State Department of Health-Traumatic Brain Injury Council.

Additional Reading:

“HIPRC researchers promote injury prevention, concussion awareness at Latino health fair,” July 11, 2017; HIPRC blog.

“Utilization of Mental Health Services After Mild Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury,” Pediatrics; March 2017; Jimenez N, Quistberg A, Vavilala MS, Jaffe KM, Rivara FP.

“Racial Disparities in Outpatient Mental Health Service Use Among Children Hospitalized for Traumatic Brain Injury,” Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation; Nov. 29, 2017; Moore M, Jimenez N, Graves JM, Rue T, Fann JR, Rivara FP, Vavilala MS.

This brief is part of a series featuring recent and ongoing TBI research by Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center members. Read more from this research series or visit the TBI Research Section website.

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