BIAA News

Supreme Court Upholds ACA

The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-152, the “Affordable Care Act” or ACA), finding…
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BIAA Comments on Federally Facilitated Exchanges

Last month, BIAA presented comments on the Health and Human Service’s (HHS’s) Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight’s (CCIIO’s)…
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On Anniversary of Olmstead, Obama Admin. Reaffirms Commitment to Help Americans with Disabilities

On June 22, 1999, the Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead v. L.C. the unjustified institutional isolation of people with disabilities is a form of…
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Nominations Now Accepted for BIAA’s Esteemed Awards

The Brain Injury Association of America seeks nominations for outstanding researchers and clinicians for recognition.<br /> The William Fields Caveness…
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HHS Announces Availability of State Funding

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on May 31, 2012, announced a new $25 million funding opportunity made possible by the…
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CQ Researcher Releases Special Report on TBI

CQ Researcher just released a special, comprehensive report on traumatic brain injury. BIAA was one of the main sources of information for this…
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UDATE Rep. Pascrell Introduces Legislation to Broaden Scope of Federal Support for TBI Programs

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, held a news conference on May 30, 2012, at…
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Spring issue of THE Challenge Focuses on Community Resources

The spring issue of BIAA’s quarterly publication, THE Challenge!, is ready for download. Check out the many wonderful articles about community…
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Helmet Replacement and Education Partnership Launches

CDC’s Heads Up program joined with multiple sports entities and equipment manufacturers (see list below) to launch a youth football safety and helmet…
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BIAA Applauds Victory for Coverage of Cognitive Rehabilitation

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) applauds the recent decision by Maximus®, a national leader in independent health appeals services, to…
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New Brain Injury Resources Posted by BIAA

BIAA has posted three new Fact Sheets with basic information about brain injuries and the Brain Injury Association of America to its website. Feel…
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BIAA Announces Upcoming Webinars

Register now for the Brain Injury Association of America’s upcoming webinars. Please note that payment must be received by 5 p.m. ET two business…
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U.S. Dept. of Labor Announces Availability of $20 Million in Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $20 million in grants to fund cooperative agreements that will improve…
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BIAA Advocates for Funding Increases for TBI Programs

On April 12, 2012, BIAA submitted FY13 written testimony to both the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor Health and Human Services…
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BIAA Increases Understanding of Brain Injury During Brain Injury Awareness Month

As Brain Injury Awareness Month comes to a close, BIAA would like to reflect on some of our accomplishments and thank everyone who participated in…
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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

There are only a few days left in March to celebrate Brain Injury Awareness Month! What are YOU doing to spread the word? Go here to download the new…
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‘WHACK’ed’ Exhibit Artist Featured on CNN

“WHACK’ed…and then everything was different,” a solo art exhibition by artist Eliette Markhbein which honors people with traumatic brain injury…
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White House Issues New Report on Affordable Care Act

The White House today released a new report highlighting the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. The report discusses how the Affordable Care Act…
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New: Press Conference on Brain Injury Awareness Day – March 21, 2012

Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2012. As in years past, there will be an awareness fair, briefing and…
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Dr. Mark Ashley to Testify for BIAA at TBI Hearing March 19

Dr. Mark Ashley, co-founder and president/CEO of Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS), will testify on behalf of the Brain Injury Association of America at…
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Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill is Wednesday, March 21

Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2012. As in years past, there will be an awareness fair, briefing and…
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2012 BIAA Issue Briefs Available

BIAA has released its updated Issue Briefs for all advocates to use when meeting with national, state and local government officials. The five Issue…
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Winter Issue of THE Challenge! Ready for Download

The winter issue of THE Challenge! focuses on advocacy and the introduction of BIAA’s new theme for Brain Injury Awareness month (March 2012). We…
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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. A brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone. Brain injuries do not discriminate. Did you know that…
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HHS Provides FAQ on Essential Health Benefits

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a ‘frequently asked questions’ document (FAQ) on the essential health benefits…
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Santa Clara Brain Injury Conference Feb. 23-25

The 2012 Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference:  Building on the Legacy of Coma to Community, takes place Feb. 23-25, 2012, at the Dolce Hayes…
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TBI Portraits Exhibition Opening March 15

WHACK’ed…and then everything was different, the world premiere of a touring exhibition of the TBI Portraits opens March 15, 2012, at MSB Gallery in…
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Important Information Regarding the President’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Proposal

After analyzing President Barack Obama’s proposed FY2013 budget, BIAA is pleased to report that programs authorized by the TBI Act, including the…
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BIAA Unveils New Brain Injury Awareness Month Campaign

The Brain Injury Association of America is happy to unveil a new, multi-year campaign for Brain Injury Awareness Month — March 2012. The Strategy &…
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Fight for the CLASS Act Continues – Call your Representative Today

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote today on the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act (H.R. 1173) a bill that would…
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