The partnership between the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto and the Stroke Institute here at UTHealth Houston is one of many community engagement efforts aimed at educating the next generation on the importance of stroke awareness. This Girl Scout patch initiative was developed to encourage young girls to learn about stroke, brain health and promote healthy brain behaviors.
Girl Scout Troops from across the Houston are were invited to join Dr. Elizabeth Noser, neurology residents from McGovern Medical School, and many more volunteers to participate in a day of brain health education at the Children's Museum of Houston. Over 60 girl scouts completed 3 hours of stroke and brain health education including learning about stroke, brain anatomy, brain function, brain health and promoting healthy behaviors. At several stations they were able to meet doctors, scientists, and volunteers to ask questions and test their knowledge. After the program they enjoyed the rest of the day exploring the Children's Museum many exhibits.