ThinkFirst Oregon

ThinkFirst-Oregon is part of a national non-profit organization working with teachers, educators and community groups to reduce the risk of brain and spinal cord injury through community education and outreach. 

Mission Statement

The OHSU ThinkFirst Oregon Mission is to reduce the incidence of brain, spinal cord, and other traumatic injuries and fatalities by providing education to youth, parents, and community members throughout Oregon.

Outstanding Volunteers

Volunteers Awarded

Congratulations Wallace and Ramona!

Two of our amazing volunteers have been honored by OHSU with Outstanding Volunteer Awards. We are so grateful for all of their hard work with Think First!

Latest Safety Information


A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a hit, bump, or jolt to the head or body. Concussions can have serious long term effects if not given adequate time to heal before returning to sports or other activities. To learn more about concussions, their symptoms, and the effects, click on the links below:

“After my first concussion, I was in a rush to get back to doing all the stuff I wanted to but that caused me to have to put my life on hold for two years.”

Read Jamie's story

Seeking Volunteers!

We need English and Spanish-speaking volunteers for our tables and helmet fitting at several events in the greater Portland area this August!

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities 

Upcoming Events

Special Thanks


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