A recent federal grant of $2.2 million dollars was given to Mayo Clinic and its collaborators (Departments of Health in Minnesota and Iowa, Regional Health in South Dakota, and Sanford Health in North Dakota) to address a fundamental problem for individuals who are unable to gain access to specialized brain rehabilitation services after they leave the hospital after a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
“We know early intervention and longitudinal care give people the best chance to minimize or prevent lasting effects of TBI, but that’s not always easy or feasible,” says Mayo Clinic physiatrist Allen Brown, M.D. Mayo Clinic’s Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center will lead the research in this randomized clinical trial addressing the problem of access to these services and systems to provide them. The goal is to connect with these individuals in multiple ways, working with their local providers, and using the model of care and resources developed at Mayo Clinic.
In the video below, Dr. Brown gives more insight into the process of this study.