The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. It was founded by individuals who wanted to improve the quality of life for their family members and patients who had sustained brain injuries.
Brain injury is not an event or an outcome. It is the start of a misdiagnosed, misunderstood, under-funded neurological disease. Individuals who sustain brain injuries must have timely access to expert trauma care, specialized rehabilitation, lifelong disease management and individualized services and supports in order to live healthy, independent and satisfying lives.
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the voice of brain injury. We are dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury through advocacy, education and research. With a nationwide network of more than 40 chartered state affiliates and hundreds of local chapters and support groups, we provide help, hope and healing for individuals who live with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them.
Our mission is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury. Through advocacy, we bring help, hope and healing to millions of individuals living with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them.
We value strong leadership.
We expect Board members to be fully engaged in BIAA’s mission. We set high standards for management and staff. State affiliate leaders are an integral part of our organization; we value their “on the ground” experience in shaping plans and policy decisions.
We serve the entire field.
We respect the dignity and worth of all people. We encourage individuals with brain injury and their family members to participate in BIAA in meaningful ways while welcoming the perspectives of researchers, clinicians and other professionals. We value the accomplishments of those who came before us and embrace the next generation of leaders who will pursue BIAA’s mission with urgency and excellence.
We act with integrity while functioning as a business.
We seek transparency in our communications and agility in our operations. At all times, we strive to be a growth-oriented, metrics-driven organization employing technology and entrepreneurial approaches to achieve BIAA’s mission. We foster mutually-beneficial relationships with other organizations that share our goals.
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Advocacy & Government Affairs
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the voice of brain injury on Capitol Hill. We tirelessly advocate for greater access to care for civilian and military populations, expanded brain injury research, adequate resources for state programs and increased congressional awareness of brain injury issues, among other priorities.