Advocacy is the act of supporting or presenting reason for a cause and can be done by or for someone. Changes in the way a person communicates, processes, or remembers information after brain injury can make advocacy difficult. Advocacy looks different for every person and ranges from brain injury funds and services as a whole to day-to-day asking for needs or acceptance into particular services. Below are some ideas and suggestions for how you can advocate and get involved in advocacy efforts with the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina.
Public Policy & Research
In striving to act as a collective voice for individuals impacted by brain injury, The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (BIANC) advocates for state and federal issues involving brain injury. BIANC also promotes participation and dissemination research findings to the brain injury community. Follow us on Facebook for our monthly updates at BIANC Briefings.
Each March represents Brain Injury Awareness Month. The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina hosts or participates a variety of activities and events during the month! Click below for a list of events and to see the most recent proclamation from the Governor’s office.
North Carolina Brain Injury Advisory Council
The Statewide Brain Injury Advisory Council (NC BIAC) meets quarterly to make recommendations to the Governor, General Assembly, and Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding the planning, development, funding, and implementation of a comprehensive statewide service delivery system to address the needs of brain injury survivors.
Contacting your Legislator
Legislators are political officials that are instrumental in making laws and approving the budget for state services. Learn how to contact your legislator to ask them to vote for increased services for brain injury and to support specific legislation that may affect us.
The TBI Waiver Program is designed to provide community-based rehabilitative services and support to help with your recovery. This is a pilot program managed by Alliance Health in four North Carolina counties (Durham, Wake, Cumberland and Johnston). Visit Alliance Health’s website using the link below for more information!