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Brain Injuries Get Spotlight From White House

The power of the White House can be used for tremendous good, non-political efforts, and one such initiative was rolled out this week.

The Navy Times outlines a widespread effort to bring traumatic brain injuries to the forefront for nurses and future nurses across the country.

On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, plan to unveil an agreement with 150 nursing organizations and 500 nursing schools to educate nurses on combat-related injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

The effort, part of the White House’s Joining Forces campaign, aims to reach 3 million nurses on the “front lines of health care,” Joining Forces Director Navy Capt. Bradley Cooper told reporters Tuesday.

Aside from leading to better care and diagnosis of the brain injured, more education always leads to more sensitivity and understanding in the community. It’ll be interesting to keep an eye out for how this White House effort impacts those with brain injuries in Tampa, St. Petersburg and greater Tampa Bay areas.

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