Services must meet the needs of diverse populations affected by brain injury. This means we must develop culturally sensitive outreach programs, support groups, and educational materials to ensure that services are accessible and relevant to individuals from different cultural backgrounds.
A researcher from Toronto is striving to ensure TBI services are equitable. Samira Omar, graduated with a PhD in rehabilitation sciences from the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine.
Her research lies at the intersection of equity, rehabilitation science and racism — with a focus on rehabilitation care for Black-identifying people with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Omar’s research is inspired by her lived experience following her brother’s TBI several years ago.
Click here to read more about Samira Omar’s work ensuring TBI services are equitable.
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