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    Community Programs

    The mission of Barrow’s Prevention Department is to provide a wide range of programs to educate community leaders, public policy makers, and individuals of all ages on how to prevent brain, spinal cord, and other traumatic injuries, as well as strokes.

    Please visit the links below to learn more about the educational programs offered through Barrow Prevention and Outreach.

    To schedule a presentation or to receive more information on any of these programs, call (602) 406-3868 or complete our contact request form.

    ThinkFirst for Teens

    ThinkFirst for Teens is an award-winning, national program that teaches adolescents to “think first” and to use their minds to protect their bodies from serious brain and spinal cord injuries resulting from car crashes, recreational and water-related incidences, and violence. Learn more…

    Stroke Prevention Program

    Barrow Stroke Education offers informative presentations designed to reduce the incidence of stroke by increasing the knowledge and awareness of the causes of stroke. Identification of risk factors, early recognition of warning signs, and prompt, appropriate medical attention are stressed. Learn More…

    Oliver Otter, You Otter Be Water Wise©

    Oliver Otter, You Otter Be Water Wise© is a water-safety program that teaches important rules to parents, adolescents, adults, and seniors. The goal is to prevent death and disabling brain injuries resulting from drowning or near drowning. Learn More…

    Helmet Your Head

    Helmet Your Head® is a safety program developed by Barrow Neurological Institute to prevent head and brain injuries and promote helmet use during recreational activities. Barrow is the national training center for the Helmet Your Head program. Learn More…

    Fall Prevention Education

    Fall Prevention Education offers informative presentations designed to reduce the number of falls by increasing the knowledge and awareness of the causes and risk factors related to falls, especially in the older adult population. Learn More…

    More information on St. Joseph’s Community Benefit and Community Grants.

    About Barrow

    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premiere destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.