ThinkFirst of the Ark-La-Tex's mission is to prevent brain, spinal cord and traumatic injuries through education.


Traumatic brain and spinal cord injury is a leading cause of disability and death among children and young adults. Many of these injuries are preventable. 

That's where ThinkFirst comes in. 

ThinkFirst seeks to educate people of all ages, communities, organizations and policymakers about risky behavior and injury, with the aim of changing behavior. 

At the Ark-La-Tex Chapter of ThinkFirst, we teach people to "Use your mind to protect your body." 

We present educational programs at schools, businesses, community centers and other venues to raise awareness about injury prevention.

Why is injury prevention our focus? Each year, more than 500,000 traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries occur in the United States.

The most common cause of such injuries is motor vehicle crashes, followed by violence, falls and sports. A split second of action can have devastating consequences. We are here to help you think before you act, so you avoid the pain and loss related to preventable injuries.

Dig into our site for safety tips to learn more about injuries and to find ways to help. 

Remember: ThinkFirst.
ThinkFirst of the Ark-La-Tex, 960 Sheridan Ave., Suite A, Shreveport, LA 71104
Email: think1st@bellsouth.net | Phone: (318) 226 - 0066 | Fax: (318) 226- 0093