Missouri receives $1 million to treat people with brain injuries

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 9:58 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 9, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has received a $1 million grant to better treat those with traumatic brain injuries.

Missouri plans to use the federal grant money for a variety of projects aimed particularly at under-served groups such as minorities and those living in rural areas.

Fifteen other states also qualified for the federal grant, but Missouri is one of the few states to receive the money each year since the program started in 1997.

The state health department reported that 14,000 people are taken to emergency rooms or hospitals each year for traumatic brain injuries. The injuries are frequently caused by vehicle crashes, sports or violence and can affect cognitive abilities, speech and vision.


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