ThinkFirst Joplin


Program Highlights

  • Launched in the mid-1980s and serves 8 counties in southwest Missouri
  • Located in the Department of Emergency/Trauma Services at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri
  • Sponsored by neurosurgeon, Brian Curtis, MD
  • ThinkFirst For Kids and ThinkFirst For Teens available
  • Donna Hughes, RN was appointed Director in 2014

About ThinkFirst Missouri

ThinkFirst Missouri is an award-winning prevention program presented by inspiring survivors of brain and spinal cord injuries. Through compelling firsthand testimonies, audiences learn about the consequences of injuries and how injuries can happen to anyone. These sobering, yet motivational messages urge everyone to take personal responsibility and make safe choices.