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The Brain Injury Association of California (BIACAL) is a non-profit membership organization providing information, resources, education, advocacy and support for those affected by brain injury.

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To accomplish the organization's mission of increasing California's brain injury awareness, prevention, education and advocacy, the Brain Injury Association of California depends upon generous donations from its members, sponsors and the community at large.

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News & Announcements

Woman Runs Across America to Raise Awareness of Brain Injury09-Apr-2014

Jessica Goldman arrives in California today in preparation for her world record attempt to run across America while raising awareness of brain injury and funds for the Brain Injury Association of .. Read More...

BIAA - National Call-in Campaign To Protect Access To Rehabilitation05-Feb-2014

ACTION ALERT - National Call-In Campaign To Protect Access To Rehabilitation Tell Congress to protect access to inpatient hospital and outpatient medical rehab by calling 888-254-3840. Please cli.. Read More...

BIAA Requests Access to Documents to Assist Court in Evaluating NFL Settlement18-Dec-2013

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has filed a motion in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to participate as amicus curiae (friend of the court).. Read More...

Brain Injury to be addressed on the Real Time With Bill Maher Show on August 2nd02-Aug-2013

Actor, Comedian & Author, Larry Miller, will be a guest on the Real Time With Bill Maher show on August 2nd on HBO. The show will repeat several times throughout the week so please try to tun.. Read More...

Now Accepting Applications for Host Organizations for the 2014 Walk For Brain Injury Events20-Jun-2013

The Brain Injury Association of California (BIACAL) is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to be considered as a Host Organization for a Walk site for the 2014 Walk For Brain I.. Read More...

SB 320 Passes in Senate Health Committee03-May-2013

SB 320 passed in the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, with a vote of 5-2. Next step is a hearing in the Senate Appropriations Committee scheduled for Monday, May 13th. More informa.. Read More...

PHONE CALLS NEEDED TODAY!29-Apr-2013

Supporters of SB 320 can help today by making calls to the Senate Health Committee and urge them to vote in favor of SB 320 (Beall). Click here (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=120877) to download inform.. Read More...

CALL TO ACTION - SB 320 SUPPORT LETTERS DUE BY APRIL 23rd.17-Apr-2013

SB 320 is scheduled to be heard before the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday, May 1st and BIACAL is requesting individuals to submit letters of support prior to April 23rd in order to be includ.. Read More...

ACTION ALERT - SAVE THE DATE12-Apr-2013

SB 320 will be heard before the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday, May 1st at the State Capitol at 1:30 pm. in Room # 4203. All individuals able and willing to attend are encouraged to do so. It .. Read More...

Brain Injury Association of California sponsors Senate Bill 320 (Beall)19-Feb-2013

The Brain Injury Association of California (BIACAL) is proud to sponsor Senate Bill 320 (Beall). The attached press release was issued late this afternoon. SB 320 Press Release (/LiteratureR.. Read More...

Consumer Advisory09-Nov-2012

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS - Challenging denials of health claims and requesting an independent review If an insurance company denies a request or claim for medical treatment, insureds have the right to.. Read More...

Dick's Sporting Goods Supports Concussion Testing in Schools22-Aug-2011

Dick's Sporting Goods Chain is supporting Concussion Testing in Schools through a program called Protecting Athletes through Concussion Education (PACE). Dick's will pay for schoolwide neurocogni.. Read More...

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BIACAL REVISED BYLAWS

At a special meeting of the members on November 9, 2012, the members unanimously approved to amend the Bylaws as recommended by the Board of Directors.  Click on the link below to access a copy of the revised bylaws:

BIACAL Bylaws

BIACAL ANNOUNCES THE DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR THE 2013 WALK FOR BRAIN INJURY EVENTS.

We have changed our name and logo for the 2013 Walks.  Please click here to download a copy of the dates and locations for all 13 Walks being held across the state.

ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITY - Please click on the link below to access a memo from the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)

Sequestration Memo 

REPAIRING THE INJURED BRAIN: WHY PROPER REHABILITATION IS ESSENTIAL TO RECOVERING FUNCTION

To download this informative article, authored by Dr. Mark Ashley, Chairman of the Board for the Brain Injury Association of California, please click here.

Brain Injury Awareness Month Fact Sheets are below:

Awareness Fact Sheet - 2012

Awareness Poster - 2012

Legislative Update:

Dear friends and supporters of BIACAL's Acquired Brain Injury Flexible Treatment Choice Act:

We have been informed that the leadership in the Legislature has decided to place a moratorium on the passage of legislation during the second half of the 2011-2012 Legislative Session that would impose any potential new health care plan mandates due to State Budget considerations, as well as the pending decision on California's choice for a comprehensive health benefits package.  This decision by the Legislature to not consider new mandate legislation this Session has resulted in our decision to not pursue BIACAL's Acquired Brain Injury Flexible Treatment Choice Act during the final months of the 2011-2012 Session.  We will continue toevelop the language and support for our bill, and will reintroduce our legislation in December.

We sincerely appreciate the outpouring of support for our efforts, and will keep you informed every step of the way in the progress of the bill.  Your continued support and involvement in making the Acquired Brain Injury Flexible Treatment Choice Act a reality is critically important to the enactment of this historic legislation.  Please address any questions you have to Paula Daoutis, Administrative Director, at pdaoutis@biacal.org

 

The California Department of Public Health recently updated the injury data web site to include a query for TBI.  You can query the data base of hospitalizations and ED treat-and-release cases to create data tables.

 
TBI Query 

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