The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut is one of the founding members of the United States Brain Injury Alliance (USBIA). Founded in 2012, USBIA’s mission is to engage the community in preventing brain injury and improving lives. The Alliance is comprised of 21 statewide brain injury organizations from all regions of the United States. Member states contain close to 100,000,000 people and represent slightly more than 30% of the population according to the 2010 Census.
In 2013, BIAC Executive Director, Julie Peters, represented USBIA in developing a position statement with a consortium of seven national brain injury organizations including: United States Brain Injury Alliance; Brain Injury Association of America; The Sarah Jane Brain Project; National Association of State Head Injury Administrators; Friends of the TBI Model Systems; American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine; and North American Brain Injury Society. The Consortium’s consensus paper is comprised of recommendations to strengthen existing legislation and programs for people with brain injury and their families. It is the collective aim of the Consortium to – in One Voice - communicate the needs of people with brain injury and their families to members of Congress. It is our aim to advance, and ultimately realize, these recommendations in an effort to improve the lives of millions of Americans impacted by traumatic brain injury. Click here for introductory letter.
USBIA is a collaborative organization that builds on the strengths, experience, passion, and knowledge of its members. Members and Associate Members become part of an active and inter-dependent team of state based non-profit organizations working with and for their citizens with brain injury.
Learn more about USBIA’s Mission and Core Values.