Brain Injury Association of America Welcomes Alaska as New Chartered State Affiliate
March 14, 2022
Fairfax, Va. – The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is pleased to welcome its newest chartered state affiliate, Alaska.
“We are thrilled to welcome a new state at any time,” said Susan H. Connors, president and CEO of BIAA. “Alaska’s timing is particularly good as March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. What better way to celebrate than to provide expanded services to individuals affected by brain injury in the Last Frontier State?
The Alaska Brain Injury Network (ABIN) was established in 2003. The organization has evolved to meet the changing needs of Alaskans, with leadership deciding this year to join the Brain Injury Association of America. BIAA maintains a growing nationwide network of affiliates that provide direct support and advocacy for individuals living with brain injury, their friends and family, professionals and the general public.
“Establishing our charter with BIAA extends our ability to serve Alaskans impacted by brain injury,” said Jay Gandy, executive director of BIA-Alaska (BIA-AK). “It is meaningful to further our resources, support, and services and to join such a committed national organization.”
BIA-AK’s establishment coincides with the introduction of House Bill No. 314; Section 44.12.185 in the Alaska House of Representatives, which proclaims March as Brain Injury Awareness Month in the state.
Individuals in need of resources and support after brain injury in Alaska should visit BIAAK.org call 907-274-2824, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals in other states should visit biausa.org or call BIAA’s National Brain Injury Information Center at 1-800-444-6443.
About the Brain Injury Association of America:
The Brain Injury Association of America is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Our mission is to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. We are dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury.