2015 Walk For Brain Injury


Brain Injury Association of California

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.

News & Announcements

#GivingTuesday - December 2, 201421-Nov-2014

The Brain Injury Association of California has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think abou.. Read More...

2014 Walk For Brain Injury Video18-Nov-2014

Thanks to all that supported the 2014 Walk For Brain Injury events. Please enjoy this short video clip comprised of photos from each Walk. (.. Read More...

High School Football - 3 Deaths in One Week03-Oct-2014

High School Football is in the news again after 3 players died from brain injuries. Please click here ( Read More...

Michigan State Quarterback Sustains Concussion During Play03-Oct-2014

Michigan State head coach Brady Hoke under fire for allowing Quarterback to continue playing following an apparent concussion. Please click here ( Read More...

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 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...

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...

Heads Up! FREE Online Training for Youth Sports Coaches30-Aug-2010

Learn How to Help Take Concussions Out of Play As a coach, your top priority is keeping your athletes safe and preparing them for the future - both on and off the field. So you may be wondering: .. Read More...

CDC Injury Center & Lifetime Television Partner to Raise Awareness of TBI30-Jun-2010

On the June 27th episode of Lifetime Television's show Army Wives, lead character Joan, was diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). CDC subject matter experts consulted with Army Wives write.. Read More...

Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome14-Jun-2010

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just released a new publication titled, "Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Guide for Health Departments and Community-Based Organizations." T.. Read More...

Brain Injury Source13-Apr-2010

Brain Injury Source - Maximizing Rehabilitation Outcomes and Cost Efficiency Following Acquired Brain Injury. This landmark issue provides evidence of how to significantly improve outcomes of ABI.. Read More...

CDC Announces New Brain Injury Statistics12-Apr-2010

The CDC announced new statistical numbers for brain injury in the United States. Please see below: An estimated 1.7 million deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits related to.. Read More...

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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:



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 


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


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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