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  • DCoE Launches Real Warriors Anti-Stigma Campaign

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 23-May-2009

    On Thursday May 21, 2009, The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) launched a public awareness campaign focused on combating the stigma associated with seeking care and treatment for psychological health and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). For more information, visit http://www.realwarriors.net/ . The Real Warriors Web site features articles and ...
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  • Senate Finance Committee Health Care Delivery System Comments

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 23-May-2009

    On Friday, May 15, 2009, BIAA submitted comments to the Senate Finance Committee in response to their proposed set of recommendations regarding health care delivery system reform. BIAA expressed support for several recommendations with respect to the coordination of chronic conditions but also made clear within the submission that the organization is strongly opposed to the bundling of post-acute ...
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  • 3rd Annual Greek Dinner & Dance For Thought

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 21-May-2009

    With the inviting sounds of Greek music by Synthesi, and the aroma of traditional Greek food by Thank Goodness It's Sophia, over 190 attendees were on hand to be a part of the 3rd Annual Greek Dinner & Dance For Thought in Long Beach on March 7th. This event has almost doubled in size in the three years and has helped the California Brain Injury association (CALBIA) to raise awareness and ...
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  • Californian's Walk For Thought in March for Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 21-May-2009

    The four Walk's-for-Thought were a great success this year! Walker's exceeded the donation goal of $50,000 to reach a remarkable $76,796. This milestone was achieved by the many walkers that solicited donations from their family and friends. Donations were received from all across the United States, and even a few from outside of the US. In reviewing the reports, only 1/3 of the walkers actively ...
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  • Legislative Report April 2009

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 21-May-2009

    There are currently two bills working their way through the Assembly that of interest to the California brain injury community: AB 533 – Introduced by Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi would, commencing December 31, 2010, require each high school sports coach to complete a coaching education program that includes training in recognizing and managing the signs and symptoms of potentially ...
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  • My Story from Counting the Days, Recovery

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 21-May-2009

    After I learned again to walk and talk, I broke windows, frustrated because words wouldn't dislodge from my fractured brain. I put my fist through any type of glass, including a tough-to-break telephone booth. But my memory is weak on these points, even with my emotionally-challenged discovery of drawings and poetry, which I apparently had dictated to someone else long ago as evidenced by my words ...
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  • Obama Administration Rescinds Harmful Medicaid Regulations

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 15-May-2009

    On May 5, 2009, President Obama issued an order to rescind several Medicaid regulations including separate rules for school-based services as well as outpatient hospital services. Other harmful Medicaid regulations, including the rehabilitative services rule, were not yet finalized, and therefore did not need to be rescinded. On that front, the Obama Administration has given no indication that it ...
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  • BIAA endorses the Heroes at Home Act of 2009

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 11-May-2009

    This week, BIAA submitted a letter to the House Veteran’s Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Health urging consideration of the Heroes at Home Act of 2009 (HR 667). The bill would significantly improve support for family caregivers of returning service members with TBI and acknowledge the critical role played by family caregivers in facilitating recovery from brain injury and the pressing ...
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  • BIAA submits letter of endorsement for the Concussion Treatment and Care Tools Act of 2009 (conTACT)

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 11-May-2009

    BIAA submitted a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee encouraging swift passage of the conTACT Act of 2009 (HR 1347), applauding the bill’s proposal to provide grants to states to ensure that elementary and secondary schools implement concussion management guidelines by funding computerized pre-season baseline and post-injury neuropsychological testing for student athletes. BIAA ...
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  • BIAA Urges Cosponsorship of the National Neurotechnology Initiative Act

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 11-May-2009

    On April 22, 2009, BIAA circulated an action alert targeting House Members to cosponsor the National Neurotechnology Initiative Act of 2009 (HR 1483). The bill would promote discoveries and accelerate the development of new and safer treatments for brain-related illness, injury and disease. The action alert message also details the need to initiate much-needed coordination among federal agencies ...
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  • Urge Congress to Support the Principles of the Brain Injury Healthcare Reform Pledge!

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-May-2009

    The Brain Injury Association has embarked on what may be the most important advocacy effort in our 29-year history. President Obama and the U.S. Congress are undertaking a comprehensive overhaul of our nation’s healthcare system and the discussions on what to include in the legislation are happening now. BIAA is committed to influencing this policy making for the benefit of the brain injury ...
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