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Brain Injury Awareness Month - March 2014

 

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) and our network of state affiliates, including self-advocates, families and volunteers across the nation, will mark Brain Injury Awareness Month this March. A brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone – a brain injury does not discriminate. In fact, 2.4 million Americans sustain a brain injury each year. Early and equal access to care for all is our goal. We will be sharing with you ideas on how to promote brain injury awareness in your community.   

To learn more about these initiatives or to learn more about awareness and advocacy events taking place in your state during the month of March and throughout the year and how you can get involved, contact your chartered state affiliate.

Brain Injury Awareness Month Promotion Ideas    
(Download the Promotion Guide Below for More)

  • Before you do anything, first reach out to your state affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America to see how you can join in and help.
  • Download the web graphic of the new Brain Injury Awareness Month logo (see below) and use it as your Facebook and Twitter profile picture during the month of March.
  • Use Twitter and Facebook to generate excitement and solicit participation and idea sharing (Download the Promotion Guide for suggested postings).
  • Reach out to reporters and media outlets (broadcast, print, Internet) to let them know March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Offer them story ideas. Use the statistics in the Promotion Guide to provide a national perspective, but have a few bullet points about your own connection to brain injury and tell them why it matters to you.
  • Use state-specific and local statistics and feature local self-advocates, family members and caregivers. BIAA helps by providing the national picture.

2014 Awareness Materials

2014 Brain Injury Awareness Fact Sheet
2014 Brain Injury Awareness Flyer (8.5X11) and Poster (11X17)
2014 Brain Injury Awareness Logo (GIF version for electronic use)
2014 Brain Injury Awareness Month Promotion Guide for Advocates

Brain Injury Awareness Day March 12, 2014

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), along with our champions on Capitol Hill, Congressional Brain Injury Task Force co-chairs Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), is pleased to announce that Brain Injury Awareness Day will be held on Wednesday March 12, 2014. BIAA is committed to helping the Brain Injury Task Force plan a successful event.

As in past years, the event will include a Brain Injury Awareness Fair in the morning, a Congressional briefing in the afternoon, and an evening reception. All are welcome to attend the Brain Injury Awareness Day events!

Please continue to check BIAA’s home page, www.biausa.org  for additional information. You can also sign up for BIAA’s weekly e-newsletter Policy Corner, which covers BIAA’s government relations activities, for updates regarding Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill.

 
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