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Our Mission

The mission of the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, advocacy, education, research, and support.

To contact the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa:
Call 1-855-444-6443 or Email info@biaia.org

Currently, more than 3.1 million children and adults in the U.S. live with a lifelong disability as a result of TBI and 6.4 million have a disability due to stroke. (Statistics courtsey of the Centers for Disease Control and the Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics 2010 Update At-A-Glance.). This translates into more than 95,000 Iowans living with disability from acquired brain injury. That is more than the populations of Sioux City, Waterloo, Council Bluffs, Ames or Iowa City.  

Make Plans Now!

Don’t miss our next conference, August 25, 2015 at the Charles MacNider Art Museum in Mason City. "Making a Difference When Everything is Different

Save The Date for Fall Events!

St Johns Classic Bike Ride, Fundraiser for Brain Injury, Saturday, September 19, Mason City

October 24, 2015 - 2nd Annual Gala Fundraiser for Brain Injury, Des Moines,

LUNCH AND LEARN WEBINARS

NOTE: Our webinar, "Thrive with the Help of Assistive Technology has been rescheduled to August 13, 2015, at 10:00. PLEASE note the time! 

NOTE: A list of available archived webinars can be found on the Support page

Changes in Managed Care Fast Approaching...

Many of us are well aware of the fast approaching changes with Managed Care Organizations and Medicaid Modernization in the State of Iowa. Advocates around the state have been working around the clock to engage various departments as well as the Managed Care Organizations themselves to express the needs of Iowans before contracts are secured. Communication with Medicaid members and providers will be paramount in the transition and here at the Brain Injury Alliance we will continue to work toward educating ourselves in this process and advocating for a smooth process for Iowans. It should be understood that Managed Care plans typically mean that private - for profit - companies will get a set payment per enrolled person (Medicaid enrollee) in exchange for their health care and/or disability services. As this process continues, key players are taking opportunities to meet with advocates and other professionals across the state in order to understand Iowa's disability system. In evaluating Iowa's ability to serve people with brain injury it will be critical to advocate for the services Iowans need and supporting the education for the difference of brain injury needs to providers.  For information, details and updates, please check out the Medicaid Modernization Page

BIA-Iowa Webinars now Archived Online

Did you miss one of our lunch & learn Webinar sessions?  Or maybe you want to watch the information again or send a link to a friend.  Now you can view past webinars at your convenience.  Click Here to view our webinar list to select the topic you would like to view.  We just ask that you complete an evaluation after watching so that we can continue to provide quality information.

Looking for resources and supports dealing with brain injury?

Neuro-Resource Facilitation helps people with brain injury and their families find answers to their questions.  This is a free service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.   Professionals and others are also welcome to contact us to receive more information and assistance.

To speak with one of our Neuro-Resource Facilitators, please call the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa at: 1-855-444-6443 or e-mail us at info@biaia.org

Individuals may also request to receive an Iowa Brain Injury Resource Network Information Kits (also known as the “Tote Bag”)  A “Virtual Tote Bag” can also be viewed online by clicking here.

IMPORTANT: The contents of this website, informational packets or handouts, such as text, graphics, or images are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment or for legal advice or representation. Please seek out a medical or legal professional for those types of services.

 
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