Cedar Rapids Gazette Published: April 17, 2014 The truth can often be quite harsh. More than 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 will need long-term care services at some point in their lives, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If that doesn’t open eyes, consider […]
United States Brain Injury Alliance
United States Brain Injury Alliance is committed to improving lives through awareness, prevention, advocacy, support, research and community engagement.
The percentage of people killed in motorcycle crashes in 2011 who were not wearing helmets is higher in states without a mandatory helmet law. More than 8 million motorcycles were registered in the United States in 2011, and nearly 500,000 motorcycles were sold in 2012. In 2011, 4,612 motorcyclists were killed in crashes and 81,000 […]
The United States Brain Injury Alliance (USBIA) stands with Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) to support his introduction of the National Brain Injury Research and Treatment Act of 2014. The proposed legislation, which is co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Thomas Rooney (F.L.), will require the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a national […]
USBIA will be exhibiting at the Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. All are welcome to attend the days events! To see the schedule of events, click here.
The National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN) is excited to share our latest project, Disability and Rural Communities: Making a Difference in Small Towns, a training guide for people with disabilities who live in rural areas. People with disabilities are a rich part of the rural fabric of America. Yet many people ask why a person […]
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues is requesting public comment on the ethical considerations of neuroscience research and the application of neuroscience research findings. Read more.
USBIA announced today that it is endorsing the upcoming International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) 10th World Congress. The World Congress is meeting March 19-22, 2014 at the Hyatt Embarcadero in San Francisco, CA. USBIA members can register for this important meeting at the reduced rate that is afforded IBIA members. More information about the World […]
On December 11, 2013, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce voted to approve the H.R. 1098, the “Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2013.” The next step is for the full House to consider the bill, which will probably be early next year. Originally passed in 1996 and reauthorized in 2000 and 2008, the […]
USIBA participated in One Voice Coalition, a collaboration with other national brain injury organizations to develop a federal position paper describing the unmet needs of people with brain injury. Download the report here.
The nation’s largest youth football program, Pop Warner, saw participation drop 9.5 percent between 2010-12, a sign that the concussion crisis that began in the NFL is having a dramatic impact at the lowest rungs of the sport. According to data provided to “Outside the Lines,” Pop Warner lost 23,612 players, thought to be the […]
The USBIA is a collaborative organization that will build on the strengths, experience, passion, and knowledge of its members. We are providing many opportunities as our initial offerings with plans to grow as the needs of our members change.
Read more about the Benefits of Membership
- Mar 19, 201410th World Congress on Brain Injury
- Apr 10, 2014Brain Injury Alliance of Minnesota Annual Conference
- May 5, 2014Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin Annual Conference
- May 15, 2014Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey Annual Seminar
- Jan 11, 2015Craig Hospital 2015 Brain Injury Summit