ThinkFirst Ozarks logo

Program Highlights

  • Launched in 1987 and housed in the Departments of Emergency Medical Services and Rehab Services at CoxHealth in Springfield, Missouri. Currently it is part of the Trauma Services Department at CoxHealth.
  • Lucas Spain, Chapter Director, has been extensively involved with ThinkFirst Ozarks since 2021.
  • Medical Director, Tim Woods
  • Sponsored by neurosurgeon, Mark Crabtree, MD
  • ThinkFirst For Kids and ThinkFirst For Teens available to schools in a 16-county region in southwest and south central Missouri with generous assistance from Children’s Miracle Network
  • Spanish versions of ThinkFirst For Kids curricula located at area migrant training and educational facilities