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Brain Injury Awareness Month - March 2016

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an awareness campaign in March each year. The theme for the 2015 to 2017 campaign is: Not Alone.

The Not Alone campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families. The campaign also lends itself to outreach within the brain injury community to de-stigmatize the injury, empower those who have survived, and promote the many types of support that are available.

Below are links materials BIAA Affiliates can use to promote brain injury awareness in your community.

Flyers, Posters, and Ads

Download the following in the size of your choice. You can print the smaller flyers on your home or office printer. Posters can be printed at a print shop or copy center. 

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Public Service Announcements 

BIAA is providing six pre-recorded public service announcements (PSAs) in MP3 and WAV formats that you can download to send to radio stations. Scripts for the PSAs and information about getting a PSA on the air can be found here.

PSA#1 (15 seconds) MP3 | WAV    PSA#2 (15 seconds) MP3 | WAV
  PSA#3 (30 seconds) MP3 | WAV
PSA#4 (30 seconds) MP3 | WAV   PSA#5 (30 seconds) MP3 | WAV   PSA#6 (30 seconds) MP3 | WAV

Brain Injury Fact Sheet

This is information you can use during your events, on your website, or as information you can leave with elected officials and policy makers.

Click here or on the image above to download the PDF.

BIAA State Advocacy Toolkit

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) and the BIAA Business Council have assembled this toolkit to assist state level advocates in advancing access to and coverage of brain injury (BI) treatment, rehabilitation, and related services. With implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), there are annual opportunities to raise awareness of the importance of BI services and to enhance coverage of these services under private insurance and Medicaid programs. 

This toolkit is intended to serve as an aid, a resource, to state level advocates, both seasoned and new to the world of advocacy. If you are an advocate, or are considering advocacy for the first time, this toolkit will provide you with step-by-step instructions for how to make the greatest impact in your state through BI-focused advocacy.

Click here to download.

Social Media

Follow BIAA on social media so you can share our posts during Brain Injury Awareness Month and throughout the year. You can also show us how you're sharing the message that we are #NotAloneinBrainInjury.


Brain Injury Awareness Day, March 16, 2016

The Congressional Brain Injury Task Force (CBITF), co-chaired by Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), has designated March 16, 2016 as Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill.

The Brain Injury Association of America participates in the annual event by assisting with planning, exhibiting, and sponsoring the reception along with other stakeholders, the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators and the National Disability Rights Network. Plan to attend to network with other national and federal agencies and to visit with your Members of Congress regarding key issues surrounding brain injury.

Schedule of Events for Brain Injury Awareness Day:

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Brain Injury Awareness Fair
Cannon Caucus Room, Cannon House Office Building
*Please note this is a different location than previous years

2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Congressional Briefing: Concussion - It's Not Just a Concussion
Capitol Visitors Center, Congressional Meeting Room North CVC 268

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Reception Celebrating Brain Injury Awareness Month
B338 Rayburn House Office Building

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