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BIAA Raises Awareness of Acquired Brain Injury During Stroke Month

May 4, 2021

BIAA Raises Awareness of Acquired Brain Injury During Stroke Month

Did you know that someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds? In honor of Stroke Month this May, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is raising awareness of stroke, a form of acquired (or non-traumatic) brain injury. “Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in this country,” says BIAA President/CEO Susan Connors, “but it doesn’t have to be. Unlike many other types of brain injury, stroke is preventable.”

Last year, BIAA and the Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) released educational videos about the signs of stroke and the risks for people of all ages. The videos featured CNS experts, including Founder and CEO Dr. Mark Ashley, Medical Director Dr. Vibhay Prasad, Director of Rehabilitation Dr. Nicole Andreatta, Texas Regional Director of Clinical Services Dr. Gary Seale, and Texas Regional Internal Medicine Director Dr. Omesh Singh. Presenters covered a range of topics including COVID-19 risk factors for brain injury, stroke myths and realities, and emotional resilience. Click here to watch the videos.

Anyone can have a stroke, and everyone should be prepared. It’s a matter of knowing what to do, taking action, and spreading the word. Share this infographic with your community to help people recognize the signs of stroke and follow BIAA on social media for educational posts throughout the month.

If you need personalized support or resources, contact BIAA’s National Brain Injury Information Center at 1-800-444-6443 or email us at

Information & Resources for Stroke Month

  1. What is a stroke?
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: About Stroke
  3. Video: Stroke Prevention and Proactive Care
  4. Video: A Journey of Transformation
  5. #MoreThanMyBrainInjury Awareness Campaign: Stroke