This week, in preparation for Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill, BIAA unveiled its legislative agenda. With the impending healthcare reform movement looming, BIAA has made access to brain injury care the cornerstone of this year’s priorities.
Also, as always, BIAA will be focusing on increased funding for TBI Act programs, as well as promoting funding for Health and function research—including the TBI Model Systems; Rehabilitation, Research & Training Centers; and field-initiated investigations—within the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Finally, BIAA will continue to fight for returning service members to have access to cognitive rehabilitation and advocate for increased membership in the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force.
A link to BIAA’s full fact sheets and legislative goals can be found on our home page under Red Hot Policy News.