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September 30, 2021 - Preventing Brain Injury In Children

As Chief of Pediatrics at Harborview Medical Center, Dr. Brian Johnston sees brain injuries in young children from all over the state and region. So there’s really no one better to talk to about how to prevent brain injury in our youngest kids! In this episode Deborah and Brian talk about how changes to the products we use and our built environment can make a huge difference in reducing common causes of brain injury in kids, such as falls, what parents can do to keep kids safe, and how his department has changed their approach to injury prevention over the years.

If you’d like to get in touch with Dr. Johnston - bdj@uw.edu


Episode Resources:

Daily Dozen 12-Point Playground Safety Checklist, designed for parents and caregivers to identify safety hazards and ensure kids have a safe place to play.

Download WIAA's Return to Practice and Competition for Athletes with a Suspected Concussion Form

The National Playground Safety Institute (NPSI)


For more resources related to traumatic brain injury visit:

Brain Injury Today Podcast

Brain Injury Alliance of Washington

PACTTrusts.org - The Pooled Alliance Community Trusts

Brain Injury Art Show


Brain Injury Today is the official podcast of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. Hosted by BIAWA Executive Director Deborah Crawley, the show brings listeners inspiring conversations with survivors, researchers, counselors, caretakers and more, in an effort to strengthen connections within the brain injury community.

This episode of Brain Injury Today Podcast is sponsored by WA State Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Council, was produced and edited by Goal17media.com and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.






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